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  1. Shastar vidya books

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Why is literature on Indian martial arts so rare? There are countless books on Chinese, Japanese and Korean martial arts, but probably only about 5 Kalaripayattu books, and only 4 Gatka books (two in English and two in Punjabi). The first Gatka book was published in 1936 by K. S. Akali. He refers to Gatka as a ‘sport’ and exponents as ‘players’. No association to Sikh warriorhood, etc. And the pentra doesn’t seem correct. Also, it only covers the soti; no dhal talvar, barcha, etc. Then there is Nanak Dev Singh Khalsa’s Gatka book written in the 1980s. It’s mixed with H3O-style yoga. I remember emailing the author directly back in 2000 to obtain his book, which I had read about in an old online Gatka article. He told me to forget about the book and gave me the mobile number of his new Ustad, named… Nidar Singh! In 2000, I travelled to India specifically to obtain books on Indian martial arts (previously could only find brief mentions of IMA in desi magazines and newspapers). In India, I came across large book markets. They had tons of books on school education, poetry, religion, but no Gatka books. Fortunately, though, as I was about to leave from a small store, the shopkeeper pointed to a dusty old book. He said it was titled “Lathi Shiksha”. It was an illustrated manual on quarterstaff fighting written in deep Hindi. Includes some mystical-seeming geometrical patterns. I assume they are the directions of stick-fighting forms. It was so fragile that the pages would break off if bended. No date on it, but could be from the 1940s or 50s. There is a short booklet called Shastar vidya, by Baba Gian Singh (published by Budha Dal). I believe it was first published decades ago. Most of it is full of warrior philosophy and martial verses from the Dasam Granth. There are some dagger-fighting descriptions towards the end. Then there is a 2017 book called “Shastra vidya: The Ancient Indian Martial Art of the Hindu Kshatriyas”. It’s got textual evidence (from Hindu scriptures, epics and treatises) and includes illustrations to go with the descriptions. It covers weapons like bhindipal, vajr, trishul, gada, mayukhi, dhanush, etc. But it’s not by Nidar Singh! I’m surprised Nidar Singh hasn’t brought out a book yet on Shastar vidya.
  2. Hello people this is a bit or harmless (depends who you ask) advertising to let you know that for the past year I have been sunning a podcast called Sikhism in Snippits and through this the sponsors have enabled me to write and publish a number of books. These are Sampardaic and in English. The opportunity was taken to translate and promote Sikh books and literature not available. If you are interested they can all be found ont he link below. Please take a look and if interested you can order directly off the site. If you have any questions please contact me on kam1825@hotmail.com http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Kamalpreet_Singh_Pardeshi Thanks
  3. Thought I'd start a thread about books worth reading. They don't have to be Sikhi related. I picked up: Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins. Have been told it's a must read.
  4. Reading and information

    Wkjk wjkf, I was wondering which Sikh scholars are in line and put forward puratan Sikh principles as some such as mcleod or Singh sabha scholars will avoid key aspects that were important features to the Akali Nihang Khalsa and the Nirmala Samparda.
  5. This is for those who may be interested, I have had the opportunity to write a number of books recently, initially they were for sponsors of the podcasts but due to demand I have decided to put some of them out on a self publication site. Slowly they will increase in number with the Sarkutavali Teeka and Gagar Cho sagar also being added in June and August respetively. At the moment there are three books available to purchase which are the 'Sahaskriti and Gatha Teeka by Mahant Ganesha Singh', 'Matra by Baba Sri Chand Ji' and 'The Jap Ji Sahib Katha 01 - Mul Mantra Katha by Sant Gurbachan Singh Bhindrawale' They are all on the following link https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1393200 Thank you, and just so you anyone is aware there is no profit for these books as they all go back into the Sikhism in Snippits podcast
  6. We started small organization and we have currently roughly about 25 kids. We have one full dedicated one library room. We have around 1000 books of every kind. Its been over 7 months and i have seen no interest of sikh kids picking up the book and read them. We tried to give them reading assignment and or public speech project but they go along with the way writer wrote the book. Lets take an example of in famous bed time sikh stories, the kids don't connect with the content at all. They bring their own book such as diary of the wimpy kids and so on and some do read for hours. My thinking is that the author or the companies who wrote sikh kids books which are easily available are from India. Their english style or use of vocabulary is quite different than here in west. I also think that we are publishing books without any change again and again (generation change adoption ignored by authors). My main issue is to have kids read sakhiyaan and other sikh books with interest and is there anyway that we young parents can do something to create resources for open public.
  7. Apologies if someone is wondering why I start topics in this section of the site. I don't consider myself an intellectual in any form; too much of a pendu for that, lol. Anyway, are there any books which look at Sikh history in the 20th century in reference to our experiences in India, preferably 1947 to the 1990's? Basically, how we've been treated by the Indian government as a collective, not just individual experiences on a local level? Are there such books?
  8. Books On Sikhi

    Hi All, Could anyone recommend any books on sikhi to read which covers a guru/all the gurus time with us? Any recommendations are welcome, just want to read into sikhi more and the history Thank you
  9. Discoversikhism.com Online Library

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh We have released a free online library, which is easily accessible, readable and searchable. The sections are split as follows - Gurbani (to be expanded in future) Gurmat Parkash (Sri Harmandir Sahib booklet in Gurmukhi - updated monthly) Gurmukhi/ Punjabi (to be expanded in future - we have many hundreds of books/ articles to upload) English Other Languages (including many European) Sanskrit/ Devanagri (to be expanded in future) There are some excellent books and articles for ALL. The English section alone has over 600 books and can be accessed here - http://www.discoversikhism.com/sikh_library/english.html If you have any Sikh literature that we can use (that is not in our library) please send it to us for the benefit of the Sangat.
  10. Does anyone have a full list books published by Dr Sukhpreet Singh Udhoke, or know where I can find it from? I cannot find a comprehensive list on the net! Thanks in advance : )
  11. I would like everyone suggest books which is must read for Sikhs , it can be related to anything , Religious , history or Political. Now days i am reading Identity and Survival: Sikh Militancy in India, 1978-1993 - This book is not biased like other on Sikh militancy
  12. Sikh Audio Books - Amazing

    http://sikhaudiobooks.com/audiobooks/index.html It's a Jackpot Anhad Shabad Dasam Duar - Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji Se Kinehiya? - Biography of Sant Baba Harnam Singh Ji Jail Chittheeaa - Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji Rangle Sajjan - Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji Charan Kamal Kee Mouj - Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji Jot Vigaas - Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji Gurmat Naam Abhiyaas Kamaayee - Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Ji Gurmat De Paandhi - Bhupinder Singh Shabad Gur Pira - Bhupinder Singh Kesh - Bhupinder Singh Pyare Jio - Bhai Veer Singh Ji SAT AUKHIAN RATAN - Bhai Veer Singh Ji GURMUKH SIKHIA - Bhai Veer Singh Ji PYARE DA PYARA - Bhai Veer Singh Ji Guru Nanak Chamatkaar - Bhai Veer Singh Ji Vir Patravali - Bhai Veer Singh Ji BABA NAUDH SINGH - Bhai Veer Singh Ji Ruhaani Sandesh - Biography of Baba Isher Singh Ji Rara Sahib Jiwan Gatha - Biography of Sant Attar Singh Ji Reru Sahib Sant Karam Singh Ji Hoti Mardan - Biography of Sant Karam Singh Ji Hoti Mardan Gurmukh Parkash - Biography of Sant Sundar Singh Ji Khalsa (Bhindranwale) Baba Mit Singh Maharaj - Akaali Nihand Baba Mitt Singh ji Hazur Sahib
  13. Has anyone been able to find this book in english/pdf form? I went to the local sikh book store and they were sold out. Tried reading the punjabi version and was left even more confused than before.
  14. Sikh pdf books online

    Here are some Sikhi related books das has gathered overtime and hope it helps the Sangat Waheguru Chonve Lekh by Sardar Kapor Singh They Massacre Sikhs-a report by Sikh Parliament (SGPC) White Papers Rajiv Gandhi and 1984-Facts and Fantasies Guru Tegh Bahadur-The Prophet-He Died For The Oppressed By Gyani Brahma Singh Ji Kesh Sadda Gaurav-Gyani Mahinder Singh The Sikh Meditation Waheguru Simran Simran Healing Simran and Naam Anand Sahib with commentary in simple punjabi Biography of Giani Sant Singh Ji Maskeen in English
  15. Can somebody please recommend good books or website links that cover the life of Sant Jarnail Singh Jee, Thank You!.
  16. I want to read full text of wahu wahu guru gobind singh aape gur chela,,,/ i remember first time i read it on sikh sangat , i also attach a file with this, but i want fuul vaar ,
  17. The launch of the electronic publications of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh’s work begins with revised versions of the first two books, translated into English by Dr. Trilochan Singh. These are ‘Jail Chittian’ translated into Autobiography of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh and ‘Amrit Ki Hai?’ translated into The Meaning of Sikh Baptism. It coincides with the 40th anniversary of the first edition of the Autobiography of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh in 1972. With the blessings and support of the Sangat, we are hopeful to publish more of Bhai Sahib’s work in this way. Any proceeds and donations from these books will go towards making more publications of this nature available and for other charitable causes. For more details, suggestions or how to support these please email us on info@bsrstrust.org. If you read books on the Amazon Kindle or Apple iBooks, you can download the books now by clicking here. Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Trust To keep up to date with latest updates: Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/bsrstrust Follow us on Twitter: @bsrstrust Sign up to our website: www.bsrstrust.org
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