In this episode, Shabd interviews Jvala Singh, about his great research work and translation of Sikh historical texts. Jvala is the creator of Manglacharan which, in his own words, is a project dedicated to shedding light on the treasure trove of knowledge passed down by our ancestors, which has not yet been translated into English. For the past ten years, Manglacharan has provided translations of passages from important theological and historical texts within the Sikh tradition. They discuss the Suraj Prakash Granth, one of the most important historical Sikh texts, the context for it and how Sikh scholarship has changed through the years. Finally, they talk about Jvala’s new book - “54 Punjabi Proverbs” which contains 54 Punjabi proverbs transliterated and translated into English, and the story behind it.
The One with Shabd is a podcast featuring in-depth interviews with leading minds on all things Sikh: religion, culture, philosophy, history, politics, and more. Listen to learn about the ideas, spirit, and people that shape the multifaceted universe known as Sikhi. What inspires a Sikh to wear a turban and grow long hair? What significance do Sikhi's symbology and ritual have to a people whose religion is skeptical of both? Why do Sikhs carry swords? What was the Sikh Empire? Also learn about contemporary Sikh politics, historical research and people organising for a Sikh political future.