Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Dynamics of Sikh Diaspora since Independence

- Lecture delivered at the Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan at New Delhi on 11 November 2006


Although it has currently become a popularly used coinage of a word in the global market of discussions of academicians of diverse disciplines, the term “Diaspora”, is an ancient word, etymologically derived from the Greek Diasperien, from dia meaning “across” and sperien “to sow or scatter seeds”. Tracing the journey [...]

I could arrive on the topic of Sikh Diaspora with a clear thinking that I have personally experienced, many of the plus and minus elements of being away from ‘home’, totalling a period of more than 26 years during my career in the Foreign Service.[...]

The Sikh Gurdwaras – since the opening of the first in 1911, the number has reached more than 200 – are spread out in length and breadth of Britain and have become the centres [...]

Links:
Article in South Asia Post (Part 1), January 15, 2007
Article in South Asia Post (Part 2), January 31, 2007
Reference in Academy of Punjab North America
See complete lecture


3 comments:

Kuljeet Singh said...

Dear Bal Anandji
Regards
Just thought of congratulating you for the publishing of the your lecture on Diaspora on various sites/blogs. It is wonderful and highly conversational.

Regards

kuljeet

Kuljeet Singh said...

Regards
Just thought of congratulating you for the publishing of the your lecture on Diaspora on various sites/blogs. It is wonderful and highly conversational.

Regards

kuljeet

Aditya said...

Hello Papa-ji, I'll also wish you congratulations on your ongoing work.

Your blog has had visitors from many parts of the world, as seen in the diagram here.