Dear Editor:

The books on Sikhs and India that have recently flooded the  market like “Punjab A Fatal Miscalculation” by Patwant Singh, “Toward and Away from Khalistan” by H. Bhutani, “Amritsar The Last Battle” by Mark Tully and Satish Jacob and other such Hindu writers have elicited a common reaction from among  Sikhs which can be summed up as follows:

“The authors’ views expressed in a highly literary and intellectual style cannot impress or influence Sikh masses or anyone who believes in Guru Gobind Singh’s philosophy of life. The great Guru sacrificed’ his all to uphold the dignity of man which he considered as the highest ideal of human existence. His true followers (Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Bhai Amrik Singh. General Shubheg Singh. Sardar Beant Singh and numerous others have done likewise and other Sikhs will keep on doing likewise. To the earthly materialistic

gains, the Guru did not attach much importance. He said that false ceremonial rituals, routine materialistic pursuits of life shall leave a person destitute in the end, only to be thrown into the oblivion. The people who have written these books and many other so called Sikhs are behaving as “Akirt Ghans” (ungrateful). This is the only word that can exactly describe the Hindus and Hindu prone Sikhs.


Ajit Singh

Ottawa, Ontario

Article extracted from this publication >>  January 16, 1987