#SinghsAndKaurs - The Sikh Community in Mumbai by Dr Ravinder Kaur Cheema
Many migrant communities have contributed to making Mumbai what it is today - a powerhouse of business, finance and opportunity. One of them is the Sikh community – a lively, brave, harmonious and very adaptable band of people. The Sikhs came to Mumbai for a variety of reasons, one of the most important being India’s Partition. Over the years, Sikhs have made their presence felt in the commercial city and also majorly in other parts of Maharashtra, and have made their cuisine, attire, dance and songs an integral part of the city’s culture. They have also always risen to serve the city in its hour of need. On our Online Talk #SinghsAndKaurs, historian Dr Ravinder Kaur Cheema traces their journey in the city and recounts some unfamiliar facts about Mumbai’s - and Maharashtra’s - Sikh migrants.
About the speaker:
Dr Ravinder Kaur Cheema holds M Phil and Ph D degrees from Mumbai University and has been teaching History at G N Khalsa College for the last 25 years. Her M Phil thesis was on ‘The Sikhs and Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai (1937 – 1962)’, while her Ph D thesis was on ‘Dr Bhau Daji Lad’s contribution to 19th Century Bombay and Its Development: A Historical Study’. She is also the Secretary of the Bombay History Teachers’ Association and the Curator of the ‘Sikh Heritage Museum’ at G N Khalsa College, Mumbai.
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Date: 28th October 2020
Time: 6.00 pm
Duration: 1 hour + Q&A
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