Heritage library faces neglect

Built by Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 19th century and having the heritage status, Ranbir Library, situated in the heart of the city, is in bad shape.

Gurudwara Angitha Sahib cremates old volumes of Guru Granth Sahib

Gurudwara Angitha Sahib in Sahaspur near Dehradun in Uttarakhand holds a unique significance for the Sikh community.  for, at this gurudwara, the personification of Shri Guru Granth Sahib is performed in an ultimate manner.

SGPC to reproduce history lost in Bluestar

FAILING a positive response by the Centre over restoring rare books and manuscripts taken away during Operation Bluestar, the SGPC has decided to re-establish the Sikh Reference Library by its own efforts, this time in digitised form.

In Nanakshahi we Trust

As we go into the fourth centennial of revering Guru Granth Sahib as our Guru, one of the biggest challenges before us is the preservation of the original work of our Gurus and other contributors of the Granth Sahib.

Akademi library a hit with scholars

The research library of the Punjabi Sahitya Akademi is a repository of the rich heritage of Punjab’s culture. It has a rare collection, besides books on Punjabi, English and Urdu literature.

A repository of rare manuscripts

The historic gurdwara, which had been built here in the memory of Bhai Daya Singh, one of the Panj Piaras, is a repository of rare Sikh manuscripts dating back more than 300 years. Some manuscripts have beautiful ornamental calligraphy and outlining in gold and blue.

Guru Granth Sahib Lecture Part 1

The New Walk Museum, Leicester as part of the “300 sal” (three hundred year) celebrations is facilitating a number of lectures focussing on the Guru Granth Sahib. The Museum is the only one in the country which has dedicated a Sikh exhibition to commemorate this auspicious occasion. The first in the series of these lectures [...]

Video Story: 400 year old Sikh manuscript in state of neglect

After nine generations of care and having been saved from the Mughals a precious Guru Granth Sahib manuscript lies in tatters and infested with insects…….

Fire in Sikh library was unintended: Gen

Narrating the sequence of events regarding fire in the Sikh Reference Library and Museum in the precincts of the Golden Temple during Operation Bluestar in June 1984, the then GOC of Amritsar, Major-Gen J. S. Jamwal said since the initial attack had not brought any success and the Army suffered heavy casualties, the Army decided [...]