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The ਸੋਚ (Sōch) Podcast is where I get the chance talk to guests, including academics, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, art collectors, athletes and more. We explore the upbringing and history of the guests, as well as exploring seemingly daunting, complex or misunderstood topics relating, but not limited to, Sikh and wider South Asian history, art, culture and philosophy.
 
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Today I’m joined once again by Gurinder Singh Mann and we’re discussing his latest book - Rise of the Sikh Soldier - as well as a whole host of other topics. ★ Join the Ramblings of a Sikh YouTube Channel ★ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★You can find a time stamped breakdown of the full podcast below: 00:00 - Tease…
 
Today I have the pleasure to talk to Kavita Puri, she is an award-winning BBC journalist, oral historian, executive producer and broadcaster about her book - Partition Voices - which is now in its 2nd edition. ★ Join the Ramblings of a Sikh YouTube Channel ★ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ You can find a full time …
 
Today I have the chance to talk to Rav Singh from 'A Little History of the Sikhs'. We explore all the fascinating and obscure parts of Sikh history that are scattered across the UK, Europe and further afield. ★ Join the Ramblings of a Sikh YouTube Channel ★ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ 00:00 - Teaser 00:37: - In…
 
This is the 2nd episode in something a little different. Thorka Beans includes myself and a few other friends, who get together to discuss all sorts of different topics. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ ★ Join the Ramblings of a Sikh YouTube Channel ★ A full time stamped breakdown of this episode can be found below:…
 
In this episode I have the chance to talk to Jvala Singh, a historian, academic and Suraj podcast curator. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here's a time stamped breakdown of the whole conversation: 00:00 - Introduction 01:12 - What is Suraj Prakash? 02:45 - How long does it take to write Suraj Prakash? Ho…
 
In this episode I get the chance to talk to Dr. Priya Atwal. We speak about Priya's upbringing and background, studying Sikh history at university, her journey from dissertation to the publication of her amazing book Royals and Rebels (if you wanted to, I've written a book review on it, which you can acess here - bit.ly/BookReview06) We go on to ta…
 
Today I am joined once again by Hark1karan and today we’re talking about another grass roots project he’s been involved in, called ‘Zimmers of Southall’ - a short documentary film about the intergenerational subculture of classic car enthusiasts and their love for dub/reggae in West London. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a c…
 
Today I have the pleasure to talk to Haroon Khalid, author of Walking with Nanak, a book in two parts, first, a fictional account that attempts to narrate the journey of Guru Nanak & the second, looks at the institutionalization of the Sikh religion after Guru Nanak. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here's…
 
In this episode I get the chance to sit down with engineer, Navjot Sawhney, the founder of the Washing Machine Project. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here's a time stamped breakdown of the conversation: 00:00 - Intro 01:42 - Who is Navjot Sahwney? 04:53 - How did your mum react to you quitting your job?…
 
In this episode I’ve got the pleasure to talk to actress, writer and comedian Sukh Ojla. You may have seen her on Jonathan Ross's Comedy Club, BBC2's Big Asian Stand Up Show and Mock the week, or during her recent and hilarious comedy show ‘Life Sukhs’. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here's a time stampe…
 
Today I have the pleasure to talk to Amarpal Sidhu, a software industry expert as well as a military historian. Amarpal has published two books focusing on the Anglo-Sikh Wars, the first being published in 2013 and the second in 2016, as well as a recent book, published in July this year, focusing on and titled, the ‘Siege of Delhi’. Amarpal has al…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure to talk to Aanchal Malhotra, author of ‘Remnants of Partition’, a book that brings sounds, sights and smells to life, exploring memories of partition through conversations about objects which were carried across the new frontiers. In re-telling these stories numerous complex tales are entwined amongst one another…
 
Today I have the pleasure to talk to Dr. Jasjit Singh, an associate professor at the University of Leeds with his research focusing on the religious and cultural lives of South Asians in Britain, with a particular focus on ‘Religious and Cultural transmission’ and on the representation of religious minorities. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ …
 
Today I have the pleasure to talk to Amandeep Singh Madra, the co-author of ‘Eyewitness at Amritsar’. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ If you want to know more about our guest then I recommend you visit episode 15. Coming back to today’s episode, we will be focusing on Jallianwala Bagh. Now those of you listening ha…
 
In this episode I get the chance to talk to Peter Bance author of 'Sikhs in Britain: 150 years of photographs' about Sikh migration, immigration and settlement in Britain over the last 150 years. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here's a time stamped breakdown of the conversation: 00:00 - Introduction 01:1…
 
In this podcast I get to talk to Jasmine Rai, a recent graduate from the University of Birmingham, about her dissertation entitled - “An exploration of the representations of Punjabi-Sikhs within Bollywood cinema and how this affects perceptions of their community”. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here's …
 
In this episode I get to talk to Dr. Kamalroop Singh once again and this time we discuss the Sodhak Committee, 'apocrypha' Bani and a lot more. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here is a time stamped breakdown of the conversation: 00:00 - Introduction 04:53 - When did the Sodhak Committee take place, who w…
 
Just quickly want to apologise for the previous upload the audio was terrible. I've now correct this and re-uploaded it. In this episiode I get to talk to Bhupinder Singh Bance, also known as Peter Bance is a sikh historian, author, art collector and Maharaja Duleep Singh archivist. In fact, His collection has been exhibited worldwide including at …
 
In this episode I get to talk to Rav from Panjabi Hit Squad. We discuss Rav's background, upbringing, the history of Panjabi Hit Squad and so much more. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As usual, a breakdown of the conversation is below. 00:00 - Introduction - How are you? Have things gone back to normal in the ente…
 
In this episode I get to talk to Gurinder Singh Mann about the history and dissemination of Sri Dasam Granth, amongst a whole host of other topics. Gurinder Singh Mann, is a Sikh historian and has published three books The British and the Sikhs: Discovery, warfare and friendship c1700-1900. Military and social interaction in Imperial India (From Mu…
 
In this latest podcast episode I get to talk to Satnam Singh again. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ We discuss Bhai Nand Lal, his birth in Ghazni, Afghanistan, his upbringing and education. We discuss Bhai Nand Lal's parents, their passing and the different narratives regarding his life. We then explore Bhai Nand L…
 
In this episode I get to talk to Amal Malik, a recent history graduate from the University of Warwick. We discuss her dissertation regarding how South Asian women forged solidarity and created spaces for their Community in Britain. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here is a breakdown of the podcast: 00:00 …
 
In episode 15 of the ਸੋਚ (Sōch) Podcast I have the pleasure to talk to Amandeep Madra - one of the main individuals behind UKPHA - about warrior-saints, Empire, history and so much more. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ Here's a brief breakdown of the podcast: 00:00 - Introduction 06:34 - Early career, Susan Stronge…
 
In this episode I get to talk to Sathnam Sanghera - author of EmpireLand: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain, memoir The Boy With the TopKnot and a novel, Marriage Material. In addition, Sathanm is a writer for The Times and a presenter for Channel 4. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ Below is a rough breakdow…
 
In episode 14 of the ਸੋਚ (Sōch) Podcast I have the pleasure to talk to Nidar Singh about Sanatan Shastar Vidya. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As always here’s a time stamped breakdown of the conversation: 00:12:00 - Before we dig our teeth into Sanatan Shastar Vidiya I get to know a little bit more about Nidar Si…
 
Episode 13 of the ਸੋਚ (Sōch) Podcast is with Preeya Kaur and we discuss her dissertation - Understanding the causes and consequences of the 1984 Sikh Genocide in India. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ We start with briefly getting to know a little bit more about Preeya before then diving into Preeya's dissertation.…
 
Episode 12 of the ਸੋਚ (Sōch) Podcast is, once again, with Davinder Singh Toor. However, this time we explore art, arms, armour and artefacts from the Toor collection. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ 00:00 - Introduction 00:31 - Full body armour suit 04:04 - Heron’s plumes & strutting peacocks? 05:57 - Maharaja Dule…
 
In this episode of the ਸੋਚ podcast I get to talk to Davinder Singh Toor, who he has put together one of the finest collections of Sikh art, arms, armour and rare artefacts from all over the world. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ In this episode we cover all of the following (with a rough time stamp): 00:00 - Intro …
 
In this episode of the ਸੋਚ podcast I get to talk to Kamalpreet Singh Pardesi, the genius behind Gurmatvechaar.com and a plethora of translations of vedantic and Sikh texts. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ However, before we get stuck into Vedant and Sikhi, I found out more about Kamapreet, his family history and ho…
 
In this episode I have the pleasure to talk to Inder Singh Bassi, who is a 24 year old professional boxer signed to MTK Global, a six-time London champion, a three-time National finalist and a Haringey gold medallist as an amateur boxer. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ We start with his family coming to England in …
 
In episode 8 of the ਸੋਚ podcast, I have the pleasure of talking to Sharnjit Kaur, a PhD Candidate at University of British Columba focusing on museums & critical race theory, a co-ordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute, instructor at the University of Fraser Valley and co-curator of the Sikh Heritage Museum located in the National Historic …
 
In episode seven of the ਸੋਚ Podcast I get to talk with Simran K. Arts and Satnam Singh about traditional arts, sikhi and representation. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ As usual, we start with getting to know Simran a little bit better, for instance, the importance of her grandfather’s photography whilst she was a …
 
In episode 6 of the ਸੋਚ podcast I get to put forward your questions and the most common critiques of Sri Dasam Granth to Dr. Kamalroop Singh who has completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religions. His thesis was titled, “Dasam Granth Re-examined.” In addition, he has published two books on Sri Dasam Gr…
 
In this episode of The Sooch podcast I get to talk to Hark1karan, we get to know more about him and his latest photo book - Pind: Portrait of a Village in Rural Punjab. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ We first start off by getting to know the meaning behind his name, the influence of photography and art in his hous…
 
I get the pleasure to talk to Aman Bali from Kashmir, who is currently providing excellent on the ground coverage of the ongoing Kisaan-Majdoor protests in India, and Jodh Singh from America, who helps provide historical context and analysis. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ We start off with what has caused these p…
 
In this episode I get to talk with the man behind Sikh Archive. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ We start off the conversation talking about family, in particular his baby daughter, Brexit, Punjab and tomatoes. We then dive into wider migration patterns and how they affected his family. The difficulties in tracing P…
 
Shabd has been someone who I’ve been following for a while and inspired me to start my own podcast, so it was great to get to know a bit more about him and I cannot thank him enough for taking the time out to talk. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ In this episode, we get to know a bit more about Shabd and his upbrin…
 
In our very first episode of The ਸੋਚ Podcast, I get to talk with Satnam Singh from Denmark. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★ ★ Buy this podcast a coffee ★ We get to know a little bit about him and his upbringing in Denmark. We discuss the importance of teachers, the books he is currently reading, as well as a discussion about the need for impart…
 
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