The Sikh Renaissance

The Sikh Renaissance
Sikhi, Sikhs and the Sikh World
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  • NIHANG
    21 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    History: The term Nihang (ਨਿਹੰਗ) is currently synonymous with a section of Sikhs who retain the militaristic lifestyle of the 18th-19th century Akali (ਅਕਾਲੀ) unconventional warrior corps raised by the...
  • FOES GALORE
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Inception: The perfect man has many foes. It is only natural that an enlightened Sikh will attract their own fair share of detractors who will continually multiply over time. The reason for this can b...
  • ਰਾਜੁ ਜੋਗੁ
    23 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Prelude: What is Guru Nanak’s expectation of a Sikh? What is the purpose of Sikhi? These are questions which necessitate a profound immersion in the Guru Granth to facilitate a comprehensible answer. ...
  • RUNNING THE GAUNTLET
    09 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Throwing Down The Gauntlet : Historically, the practice of throwing down the gauntlet referred to an ultimatum laid down by one combatant for another on the field of battle. Transcending multiple cult...
  • THE NATURE OF FORCE
    20 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Challenge: Could it be that Guru Nanak was not the hyper-liberal we have been led to believe? That the Guru was a realist who seeded the the growth of Sikh militarism? That for two centuries after the...
  • RECLAIMING NANAK
    30 Aug 2021 • 12 min read • 0 1
    Criterion: Historian E.H. Carr once observed in relation to studying history, “our picture of Greece in the 5th century BC is defective not primarily because so many of the bits have been accidentally...
  • OF DECADENCE AND DECAY
    19 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
    The Man: Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb (1897-1986) was a British soldier turned intellectual turned Commander who was an instrumental player in the establishment of the modern Middle East. S...
  • RISE AND FALL
    15 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    Regression: Since time immemorial, no stone has been left unturned in contending that Guru Nanak was a maverick renunciate who emphasized that the entire world be renounced for soulful liberation. The...
  • BEYOND GOD
    17 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The Issue: What is a comprehensive definition of Ik-Onkaar, the Gurmukhi term which articulates Sikhi’s fundamental emphasis on the exclusivity/inclusivity of Creation? The misappropriation of the ter...
  • THE PURSUIT OF PURITY
    27 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 1
    Combustion: In the early 2000’s controversial Sikh intellectual Gurbaksh Singh Kala Afghana published a loaded comment, “Neither the Khanda (cleaver) nor the Bata (bowl) make one a Khalsa, it is only ...
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