I am a Sikh and a member of the Khalsa, and belong to the Nihang Singh order. I began my journey back in 1995, when I met some inspirational Sikhs. I have been reading about and practising as a Sikh from a young age, I took initiation into the Khalsa in 1999. I have travelled around India and stayed with the Nihang Singhs and Sants, and I also took basic Santhia from the Dam Dami Taksal in Amritsar.
After finishing my degree in Chemistry I completed an MPhil and PhD in Sikh Studies. I completed my PhD at The University of Birmingham, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religions. My chosen subject was the Dasam Granth Sahib, my thesis was titled ‘Dasam Granth Re-examined’.
The book below titled ‘Dasam Granth Questions and Answers’ has been published. This was written with a colleague, of mine Gurinder Singh Mann. We also published a The Granth of Guru Gobind Singh with Oxford University Press. Both can be purchased.
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A collection of the various papers I've written can be found in the links below
I also took basic Santhia from the Dam Dami Taksal in Amritsar. I am an expert linguist and have worked for the Crown Prosecution Services and taught languages at the School of African and Oriental Studies. I have been a consultant to a number of museums and galleries around the world. I regularly travel and teach about related subjects.
I write frequently for Sikhnet - you can find all of my articles here
I also offer lessons on Gurmukhi pronunciation. Contact me for details.
Read this paper on Gurumukhi Pronunciation