Board of Advisors
Gurinder Singh Mann, Author and Historian
Gurinder Singh Mann holds an MA in South Asian Religions from De Montfort University (Leicester, UK, 2001). He has been researching manuscripts and relics pertaining to the Sikhs for near on two decades. This includes specimens of handwriting and compositions composed by Guru Gobind Singh at Anandpur Sahib. He has also considered artefacts including Shastars and other holy weapons of the Khalsa. The importance of the ‘Beloved Army of the Guru’ known as the Akali Nihangs is also an important part of the Anandpur Story. Gurinder has undertaken extensive work on the historical sources narrating the Akali Nihangs and their role in Sikh history. He has lectured across the world on topics related to: Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, Sikh Heritage and the relationship between the British and the Sikhs. Mann is co-author of the best-selling book entitled: Sri Dasam Granth: Questions and Answers (Archimedes Press, 2011). He is also Co-founder of the International Sikh Research Conference (ISRC) which is an annual forum for scholars and writers to present their research on Sikhism. Gurinder has delivered many web related projects including the website: drleyden.co.uk which showcases the first English translations of Sikh texts. He is also editor of the influential Sikh heritage blog: www.Sikhnugget.com. He is presently preparing several books on Sikh history. His latest projects and works can be seen at www.sikshcholar.co.uk.
I. J. Singh came to the United States in 1960 on a Murry & Leonie Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He received a PhD in anatomical sciences from the Oregon Health Sciences University, and a DDS from Columbia University. He is a professor emeritus of anatomical sciences at New York University.
He serves on the Advisory Board of the United Sikhs and as an emeritus member of the Board at the Sikh Research Institute.
I.J. Singh also serves on the Editorial Boards of the Sikh Review (Kolkata) and Nishaan (New Delhi).
He has lectured extensively on interfaith issues, is a regular columnist on the Internet, and has authored five collections of essays on his journey as a Sikh in North America.