By Shabd Singh
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Every two weeks, join Shabd in learning about Sikh history, philosophy, and culture in the form of interviews with leading minds in the Sikh world. Meant to be accessible to all people regardless of existing knowledge.
||CleanEpisode 11 - Queerness, Gender, and Intersecting Identities with Prabh Kehal and Smalls||Today, I speak with two fantastic guests about queerness, gender, and intersectionality as Sikhs. Queerness and gender are taboo topics among Sikhs and queer Sikhs often experience within their own communities. We discuss the nature of this repression and how we can work together to combat those stigma.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition through Material Memory||"Remnants of a Separation is an Oral History archive focusing on material memory. It is the first and only material study of the Partition of India, taking into consideration those objects that refugees brought with them when they migrated across the border, those objects that were left behind in houses and lastly, those objects that were lost in the midst of the journey of migration."||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: The Sikhs of Afghanistan with Asha Sawhney||Afghan Sikhs are a dwindling minority in their home country. Learn how their unique position in Afghan society made them targets for competing Islamist factions. And how they do not see their oppression as an Islamic problem but a complex political one.||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: The Real MVP with Arish Singh||Arish Singh discusses his comedic work, activism, and American radical politics as a Sikh.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - Prabodhchandrodaya with Jvala Singh||The Prabodhcandrodaya - The Rise of the Moon of Awakening, is a very influential Sanskrit play, written at the end of the 11th century. Rooted in Advaita Vedanta philosophy, the text took numerous forms over the centuries, including a Persian version (17th century), as well as a Braj Bhasha version (18th century) translated by Pandit Gulab Singh, a Nirmala Sikh.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - The Story of Sikh "Radicals": Sikh Narratives in the Media with Dr. Jasjit Singh||Dr. Jasjit Singh has conducted in-depth study into Sikh activists and whether accusations of violent Sikh groups in the UK were real. The results were illuminating in many ways. We learn what his findings tell us about the realities of Sikh activism, the narratives fabricated around Sikh identity, and how we can build meaningful conversations in our communities.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - The Material Realities of Partition with Dr. Guneeta Singh Bhalla||Guneeta Singh discusses her work at the 1947 Partition Archive and what oral histories tell us about the experience of partition on the ground and the material realities that shaped them.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Headless Heroics with Jvala Singh||Scholar Jvala Singh explains the symbology of the headless warrior in Sikh thought||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - The Eyes of Asia with Charles Allen||Charles Allen discusses the contradictions of Kipling and the life of a Sikh soldier on the Western Front||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3.5 - Sikh Resistance Movements Continued w/ Sukhraj Singh (Sikh Talk)||Part two of our conversation revolves around an introduction to the motivations behind the Khalistan movement and how Sikhs can engage with Left thinking to identify oppression and combat it.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Sikh Resistance Movements w/ Sukhraj Singh (Sikh Talk)||We discuss Sikh Resistance movements that hearken back to the early days of the Sikhs through today.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan with Amardeep Singh||After India's partition, with Sikhs fleeing to the eastern side of the new border, centuries of Sikh heritage were left almost overight in Pakistan where they have deteriorated since. Amardeep Singh took it upon himself to photograph what remains and hi||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - 1984: India's Guilty Secret with Pav Singh||Pav Singh discusses his revelatory book on the 1984 Sikh genocide.||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Much needed for the Sikh community. Great attempts at addressing the different challenges that Sikhs face all over the world. Great diversity in the guests on this show.
I’ve heard the first two episodes and it’s so inspiring. I’ve learned so much and it’s only going to make me better.
Very thought provoking
The podcast unwraps the layers and challenges our notions of SIkhi in practice by refelecting upon events from Sikh history across times and connecting the context with modern times. As a Sikh, I've found it very thought provoking. Makes me question the extent of passivity in my practice.