The Story Of The Sikhs
Bonus Episode 1 : Bhai Avtar Singh  - an extraordinary Kirtaniya

Bonus Episode 1 : Bhai Avtar Singh - an extraordinary Kirtaniya

May 21, 2018

Our very distinctive title music is an excerpt from a shabad or hymn, sung by the Bhai Avtar Singh, one of the most distinguished Sikh Ragis or minstrels of modern times. In this bonus episode of The Story of the Sikhs Sarbpreet Singh reminisces about the legend who touched so many hearts through his beautiful music and the extraordinary warmth of his personality.

Bonus Episode 2 : A Ramadan to remember

Bonus Episode 2 : A Ramadan to remember

June 6, 2018

During the holy month of Ramadan a group of Muslims embody the values of the Sikh faith with a breathtaking act of solidarity and compassion.

Bonus Episode 3 When the Guru spoke to me

Bonus Episode 3 When the Guru spoke to me

September 17, 2018

The Guru's Huqm or word, provides comfort on a difficult day.

Bonus Episode 4 : The Ballad of Spring

Bonus Episode 4 : The Ballad of Spring

January 28, 2019

A musical feast that examines the  singing of Raga Basant and other melodies of the spring in the Sikh Sacred Music tradition.

Bonus Episode 5 : Season 2 is coming

Bonus Episode 5 : Season 2 is coming

February 25, 2019

A sneak preview of Season 2

Bonus Episode 6 : A Sikh response to Christchurch

Bonus Episode 6 : A Sikh response to Christchurch

March 18, 2019

A reflection on the Christchurch mosque attacks 

Bonus Episode 7 : The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia

Bonus Episode 7 : The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia

September 4, 2019

The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia is  writer/narrator Sarbpreet Singh's new book about the court of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. This episode is about the book and his recent tour of India.

(11) Sword of Piety Sword of Might

(11) Sword of Piety Sword of Might

September 24, 2019

Hargobind, the young son of the late Guru Arjan ascends to the throne of Guru Nanak. His Sikhs are startled when he sets the traditional appurtenances of his station aside and dons twin swords. He creates the Akal Bunga which will go on to become an enduring symbol of Sikh sovereignty. The Guru is imprisoned by the Emperor Jahangir in Gwalior fort, from where he triumphantly emerges after freeing 52 kings, also held captive by the emperor.

(12) Immutable

(12) Immutable

October 10, 2019

The Guru returns to Amritsar after his exile in Gwalior and his family grows and flourishes. One of his young sons, Atal Rai, learns a difficult lesson about deference to the will of the divine.

(13) The Prodigal

(13) The Prodigal

October 28, 2019

The Guru nurtures a young Pathan named Painde Khan, a formidable warrior who becomes one of his favorites. There is a sharp confrontation between the Sikhs and the entourage of the Emperor Shah Jahan, when the Sikhs seize a magnificent hawk belonging to the Emperor. The Guru makes a rousing declaration of sovereignty, which leads to the first armed confrontation between the Sikhs and the Mughals. A disaffected Painde Khan switches sides.