Tag Archives: Nihang


Reading List

  1. 41 Vaaraan Steek by Pandit Narain Singh Giani
  2. Sri Dasam Granth Sahib – Paathh Sampaadan Ate Vyaakhya
    Edited by Dr. Ratan Singh Jaggi and Dr. Gursharan Kaur Jaggi
  3. Sri Dasam Granth Sahib – text and translation by Dr. Jodh Singh and Dr. Dharam Singh
  4. Chritro Pakhyaan – translated by Pritpal Singh Bindra
  5. Shabdaarth Sri Dasam Granth by Bhai Randheer Singh
  6. Zafarnaama
    Translated by Giani Tralochan Singh Lamba
  7. Sri Gur Sobha written by Sainapati
  8. Gur Bilaas Paatshaahee 10 written by Kuyer Singh
  9. Bansaavalinaama Dasaan Paatshaaheeyaan Ka written by Kesar Singh Chhibar
  10. Mahma Prakash written by Saroop Das Bhalla
  11. Gur Bilaas Paatshaahee 10 written by Bhai Sukha Singh
  12. Pracheen Panth Prakash written by Ratan Singh Bhangu
  13. Twareekh Guru Khalsa written by Giani Gian Singh
  14. Mahan Kosh edited by Kahan Singh Nabha
  15. Panth Prakash by Giani Gian Singh, The Language Department edition
  16. Sri Gur Panth Prakash by Giani Gian Singh, edited by Giani Kirpal Singh Ji
  17. Guru Keeyaan Saakheeyaan written by Swaroop Singh Kaushish
  18. Sikh Sampardaavali written by Prof. Piara Singh ‘Padam’
  19. Bhindranwale: Myth and Reality by Chand Joshi
  20. White Paper on Punjab Agitation by Government of India
  21. Truth about Punjab – SGPC White Paper written by Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon, published by the SGPC.
  22. Amritsar: Mrs Gandhi’s Last Battle by Mark Tully and Satish Jacob
  23. Diary De Panne by Harbir Singh Bhanvar
  24. Operation Black Thunder: an eyewitness account of the terrorism in Punjab by Sarabjit Singh
  25. A History Of The Sikh Misals by Bhagat Singh, M.A., Ph.D.
  26. History of the Sikhs by Hari Ram Gupta
  27. History of the Punjab by Syad Muhammad Latif
  28. History of Medieval India by V. D. Mahajan

To my readers

To my readers

When I started to write on Nihangs for www.amritworld.com, I never thought that people would show such an interest in this section. I have worked hard studying Nihang tradition and history. I have been sharing many of my findings with all of you, the online family.

Though I have given information in my section very carefully, yet it is possible that a few of my brothers and sisters could not understand what exactly I want to say.

A few of my articles on Nihangs have perhaps caused misunderstanding. On a few online Sikh forums, many brothers have made comments on my work. I never mind criticism. I think that those, who criticize positively, are my good friends. Even those, who have tried to show disrespect for me on different forums, are not my enemies. In fact, no one is my enemy: –

Na Ko Bairee, Nahi Bigaana, Sagal Sang Ham Kau Ban Aayee.

(No one is my enemy, and no one is a stranger. I get along with everyone). (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, page 1299).

When I started to write on these topics, I thought people knew many of points presented in my pages. So, I did not go in details, or say did not clarify some of points. It caused misunderstanding.

For example, when I wrote, “Modern Nihangs mostly wear blue dress, though a few Nihangs wear other colours, like white and saffron”, I did not mean at all that Nihangs wear only three colours, i.e. blue, white and saffron. In fact, Nihangs wear other colours as well.

I have not written anywhere that Nihangs wear only four colours: blue, saffron, white and black. I thought all the people knew that Nihangs wear other colours as well.

If there are other points, which you think need more clarifications, please do write to me. I will add more lines in my articles to make my points clearer.

A few more pages will be added in this section in future.

Thank you very much.

Student for ever,
Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’

Thursday, December 22, 2005.