Children of the Divine: Bhagat Puran Singh’s Pingalwara and the Children’s Rights Principle of Non-discrimination – Jaspreet Kaur Bal

Spring 2020 Abstract This paper discusses the Sikh principle of non-discrimination and Bhagat Puran Singh’s work with the marginalized in India. I start by outlining the principle of non-discrimination in Sikh and global human rights discourses. I then move on to looking at historic and contemporary examples of this principle in practice, including the life … Read more

The Three Pillars of Sikhism: A Note on Origins by Nirvikar Singh

Sept 2019 Abstract This paper considers a trio of moral precepts for Sikhs that have come to be known as the “threepillars of Sikhism,” (Naam japna, kirat karni, vand chhakna) and traces their origins to a specificwork of Bhai Vir Singh, originally published in 1907. The paper also discusses some subsequentliterary use of the triple, … Read more