Friday, November 13, 2009

Some books on 1984

The past week has marked the 25th anniversary of the 1984 anti-Sikh Genocide. May Guru Sahib bring the victims of the genocide justice and may peace, truth and righteousness prevail across the world.

Below are some books that the Sangat can read more about the 1984 Sikh holocaust and anti-Sikh Genocide:

Government Organized Carnage, November 1984 [Sarkari Qatl-e-Aam]
Author: Gurcharan Singh

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"...The book presents a horrible eyewitness account of the worst ever genocide of Sikhs in India. It is an eye opener for the Human Rights Organisations all over the world to have a glimpse of the pseudo-humane face of Indian democracy a stigma on the forehead of evolution of Human Culture and civilization."

Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues with Sikh Militants
Author: Cynthia Keppley Mahmood

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"...Drawing on her extensive interviews and conversations with Sikh militants, she presents their accounts of the human rights abuses they suffer in India as well as their explanations of the philosophical tradition of martyrdom and meaningful death in the Sikh faith..."

The Gallant Defender
Author: A R Darshi

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Written by the former Joint-Secretary of Punjab "on [the] political conditions in Punjab, India, with particular reference to the role of Sant Jarnail Siṅgh..."

- Shaheeda Nu Lakh Lakh Parnaam -


Anonymous said...

Gurfateh Manvir ji. Thanks for sharing these books. I just ordered Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues with Sikh Militants.. have you read it yourself and what did you think of it? Is it worth a read or is it influenced by government propaganda?

kind regards and Guru bless

Manvir Singh said...

I've haven't finished reading the whole book yet. But however much I read so far the book is not biased and is independent in its approach. The book is very useful in providing a voice for Sikhs. I commend the author for her approach and sincerity.