Bloody 'Wedding Songs' - Sikh Research Institute

Bloody 'Wedding Songs'

Hosted by the Central University of Gujarat

Join us this afternoon as Harinder Singh, thinker, educator, activist, will be speaking at the International Conference on Women and Sectarian Violence in South Asia: Fiction and Reality.

Gender-based violence remains a profound challenge in contemporary times across the globe. Though female subjugation is a significant cause of gendercide, it is almost never presented as an issue deemed to be of utmost religious sensitivity. This paper draws together the four compositions of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikh faith, as an eye-witness account of the genocidal campaign in the sixteenth century to present the plight of all South Asian women in 1521. It also reviews violence against Sikh women in 1984 and explores the recent post 1984 archiving of violence against Sikh women and their narratives. This paper challenges the social attitudes and beliefs that undergird religion-based men's violence towards women.


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About the Speaker:
Harinder Singh is an educator, thinker, and activist who is deeply in love with 1Force, the Oneness that radiates in all. Love and Justice symbiotic paradigm propels him to leverage public awareness for social change. He currently serves as the Senior Fellow, Research & Policy, at the Sikh Research Institute.  Mr. Singh co-founded the Panjab Digital Library and the Sikh Research Institute. He has served on the boards of the National Conference on Community and Justice, The Fellowship of Activists to Embrace Humanity, The Nanakshahi Trust, among others. He is an author and sought after public speaker, raising consciousness of audience around the world. He regularly appears on radio and television programs globally. He also consults on curriculums, exhibitions, and films. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, MS in Engineering Management, and MPhil in Guru Granth Sahib. Some of his publications include: “Guru Granth Sahib: Its Language & Grammar,” “Guru Gobind Singh Sahib & Sikhs in Bihar,” “Love-Harp,” “Sikh Leadership: Established Ideals & Diasporic Realities,” “June 1984 Ghallughara: Lies, List, Light” and series of five articles on Trump’s effect on minorities in America and abroad.



Central University of Gujarat
Centre for English Studies - School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382030
November 10, 2017 at 11:45am - 12:25pm

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