DISCUSSION TOPIC:  THE SYMBOLS OF SIKHISM


Some Questions

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Possible Starting Places

"The Five Ks," Sikhism, BBC Religions:  A brief introduction to these symbols.

Five Ks -- SikhiWiki:  A more detailed entry from an on-line encyclopedia of Sikhism.

"The Story Of The Turban," BBC, 2012.

Daniel Schwartz, "What Is A Kirpan?: Controversial Sikh Religious Symbol In The News Again," CBC News, February 14, 2011.


Symbols Of Sikhism In The News: Canada

Kirpan

"Alberta To Allow Sikhs To Wear Religious Knives In Court," CBC News, January 28, 2013.

"Kirpan Ban Blasted By Sikhs," CBC News, February 10, 2011.

"Kirpans: Should They Be Banned From Quebec's National Assembly?," CBC News, February 10, 2011.

"Kirpan Banned At Que. National Assembly," CBC News, February 9, 2011.

"Ban Kirpan From Parliament: Bloc," CBC News, January 20, 2011.

"Kirpan Is Not A Weapon: Ignatieff," CBC News, January 20, 2011.

"Ban On Kirpan Overturned By Supreme Court," CBC News, March 2, 2006.


Other Nations And The Symbols Of Sikhism In The News

Riazat Butt, "London 2012 Olympics Chief Allows Sikhs To Carry Ceremonial Dagger," Guardian, July 29, 2011.

Sarfaz Manzoor, "Turban Display Uncovers Sikh History," Guardian, June 7, 2011.

"Exhibition Aims To Celebrate The Turban's Relevance -- In Pictures," Guardian, June 7, 2011.

Adam Gabbatt, "Let Sikh Pupils Wear Ceremonial Daggers, Judge Says," Guardian, February 8, 2010.

"Boy's Sikh Dagger In School Ban," BBC News, October 13, 2009.


Articles

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Web-Sites

The Five Ks

Kirpal Singh, Sikh Symbols:  A short e-book from the UK-based Sikh Missionary Society.

Kesh

Kara

Mohinder Singh Cheema, Sikh Bangle:  A short e-book from the UK-based Sikh Missionary Society.

Kanga

Kaccha

Kirpan

Turban

Khanda

Khanda (Sikh Symbol) -- Wikipedia:  An entry from the on-line encyclopedia.


Video Sources

"Kirpan Controversy In The Classroom," CBC Digital Archives.

"1990: Sikh Mounties Permitted To Wear Turbans," CBC Digital Archives.


Audio Sources

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Miscellaneous

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