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The Guru Granth Sahib Project

Sat, Oct 10, 2020 · 11:00 AM · EDT
About This Webinar

The Guru Granth Sahib Project aims to make the Guru Granth Sahib accessible to English speakers globally via technology. Although there are translations available in Panjabi text belonging to the early twentieth century by many celebrated Sikh giants, and some in English from recent times, there is a need for a fresh perspective for contemporary audiences.

Join us in conversation with the project’s global lead researchers: Harinder Singh, Ishmeet Kaur, Jasleen Kaur, and Jaswant Singh as we delve into how this idea came to fruition, the transcreation process, the challenges, and how these translations will differ from other current translations.

To learn more and start exploring, head to our website: https://app.gurugranthsahib.io/

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter SikhRI
SikhRI connects people with the teachings of Sikhi and strengthens the bonds of the Sikh community around the world by offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums.
Webinar hosting presenter
Harinder Singh serves as the Senior Fellow, Research & Policy, at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). He is a widely respected educator and thinker who is deeply in love with 1Force, the Oneness that radiates in all. He co-founded the Sikh Research Institute and the Panjab Digital Library, organized the Free Akal Takht movement, and envisioned Kaur and Singh Academy.
Harinder has authored Emperor-Prophet: Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, Guru Granth Sahib: Its Language & Grammar, and Sikhi: Faith & Followers. As an editor, he has worked on Guru Gobind Singh Sahib & Sikhs in Bihar, The Khalsa Raj: Banda, Battles & Body-Politic, and translated Love Harp (Prit Vina).

Harinder Singh’s list of career achievements includes addressing the U.S. Congress, The White House, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Dept. of Education, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, The Smithsonian Institute, U.K. Parliament, and the U.K. Ministry of Defence Chaplaincy Program.

A prolific public speaker, Harinder, has spoken at Berkeley, Cambridge, Carleton, Langara, LSE, Northwestern, Oxford, Princeton, SFU, UT-Austin, Williams, Whitman, Yale, as well as JNU, Guru Nanak Dev University, and Punjabi University. He has also presented at the World Affairs Council, Dayal Singh Forum for Research & Culture, The Theosophical Society, Mulnivasi Mahila Sangh, BAMCEF, Chandigarh Museum, Seva Food Bank, Leicestershire Sikh Alliance, as well as numerous Sikh forums and Gurdwaras worldwide. His presentations to the business world included companies such as Accenture, Deloitte, EY, and PwC.

Besides consulting various organizations on curriculums, exhibitions, and films, Harinder regularly appears on radio and television programs globally. He has been featured on many documentaries on Sikh, Panjab, and South Asian matters. He served on the boards of the National Conference on Community and Justice, The Fellowship of Activists to Embrace Humanity, and The Nanakshahi Trust, among others.

Harinder Singh holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, MS in Engineering Management, MPhil in Guru Granth Sahib, and a Diploma in Persian Language. He is Guru’s Sikh, Panjab’s lover, and Begampura’s Jedi. He currently resides in the United States with his wife and two children. His current focus is on availing the message of the Guru Granth Sahib to global populations and developing critical thinking in Sikh institutions.
Webinar hosting presenter jasleen b
Jasleen Kaur is a double UVA grad in Religious Studies, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry. She is currently working as a Researcher with SikhRI. She is passionate about projects that create comfortable spaces for community members of all ages and backgrounds to engage in dialogue and learn from one another. She also loves singing in her free time, whether on stage with her friends or alone in her kitchen. She hopes to eventually go back to school to pursue a Ph.D. in either religious ethnography or history, and fulfill her dream of teaching and learning from others.
Webinar hosting presenter Ishmeet K
Dr. Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry (educationist, author, and poet) teaches at the Centre for English Studies at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. She was recognized as an Inspired Teacher for The President of India’s In-residence Program at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, in June 2015. She works on areas related to the literature of margins, social movements, and studies of violence and trauma. Her recent work has been on violence studies engaging with discourses on women and violence and the 1984 anti-Sikh carnage in Delhi. Her most recent book is Black November: Writings on Anti-Sikh Massacres of 1984 and the Aftermath (Speaking Tiger; 2019)
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Jaswant Singh is a scholar of Sikh Studies. His immense love for Gurbani propels him to read, reflect, research, and share Gurbani’s wisdom and understanding with the broader community. He currently serves as the Director, Gurbani Research, at the Sikh Research Institute. He worked at the Sikh Centre (Singapore), conducting various courses on Guru Granth Sahib, Sikh religion, and history. To date, he has delivered discourses on Gurbani and Sikhi and facilitated seminars and camps in the Eastern Hemisphere. He has over 20 years of experience teaching Sikhi. Dr. Singh is a passionate speaker and published author. He co-founded AWAT (A Word A Thought) served as its Director and Editor. He holds a Master’s degree in Religious Studies and a Doctorate in the linguistics of Guru Nanak Bani. He currently lives in Faridabad (Haryana, India) with his family.
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