Today is Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday.
It was wonderful to be asked by the BBC team based in Manchester to help produce 5 programmes (Pause for Thought) to coincide with celebrating the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
The programmes can be caught on BBC Radio 2 every night for the next 5days from 5th Jan 2009 at both 1.30am and 3.30am. You can always listen again from the BBC i-player via http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2
I will also include them in future episodes of SIkhwithin.
Developing a programme is interesting from researching, scripting to finally recording and releasing for broadcast. With regard to the latter I received an email this morning that asked me to clarify references for evidence that the Moghul empire embarked on a campaign of ethnic cleansing.
The following links have been provided together with an email that I sent the BBC stating that at the time and also documented, the moghul emperors were increasingly influenced by Muslim Fakirs (priests) to gain heavenly rewards for the forced conversions.
We need to ensure that people know more about Sikhs, their heritage, what we stand for and our aims to help defend the defenceless.
I hope you like the programmes.
Some References about Sikhs fighting the tyranny of the Moghuls.
Sikhiwiki is brilliant but we also need more information to be made public about how Sikhs helped free India from oppression.