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I.J. Singh



I.J. Singh is a New York based writer and speaker on Sikhism in the Diaspora, and a Professor of Anatomy.

A Man and His Horse by I.J. SINGH

India's Islamic despots forebade non-Muslims to ride a horse. Quite expectedly, the Sikhs rebelled against such coercive edicts.

The Symbolic Turban?
The Roundtable Open Forum # 53 by I.J. SINGH

Dastaar Bandhi has rightly evolved into a meaningful rite of maturity for Sikh boys. Would then any young Sikh be entitled to the same joyful public ceremony?

Cheating God: Proxy Won't Work in Sikhi by I.J. SINGH

Life is one business where outsourcing just doesn't work. It can't be lived by proxy or by a substitute ... It would be an unholy bargain.

Parsing a Parable:
The Final Resting Place of Guru Nanak by I.J. SINGH

In the morning, when they lifted the sheet that covered Nanak's corpse, there was no Nanak but only a bunch of fresh flowers.

The Sikh Foundation Calendar 2011 by I.J. SINGH

The impact of Ranjit Singh's empire was and remains far more meaningful and longer lasting, even into this century, than its short duration would suggest.

Obama's Visit or Not: Same Difference! by I.J. SINGH

The issue of the visit has already occupied center stage in high level exchanges and discussions both at the White House and in New Delhi.

Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone by I.J. SINGH

A Texas gurdwara contravenes all norms and principles of Sikhi by prohibiting a family from entered the gurdwara.

When Ignorance is Bliss by I.J. SINGH

On a recent survey, Americans could answer only half of the simplest questions on religion ... This would not earn them even a 'C-' grade.

Beyond Bollywood: Chhevan Dariya - The Sixth River by I.J. SINGH

A breath of fresh air is blowing in Punjabi cinema, and it is being driven by the Punjabi Sikh in the diaspora.

Color Magic by I.J. SINGH

Sikhs, particularly those who have been initiated into the Khalsa discipline, have a special affinity for kesri, deep blue and black.

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