Singapore-based Sikh couple comes up with docuseries on Guru Nanak’s travels in Punjabi

Singapore-based Sikh couple comes up with docuseries on Guru Nanak’s travels in Punjabi

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, June 17

The Punjabi model of the docuseries on Guru Nanak Dev’s religious travels, throughout the distant lands of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tibet, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, was launched at Khalsa School for Girls right here on Friday.

The collection has been produced and documented by Singapore-based Sikh couple Amardeep Singh and Vininder Kaur, who had beforehand compiled a ebook documenting the identical. The docuseries was first launched in English and now the Punjabi model has been launched.

The English model was titled ‘An Allegory — A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels’, whereas the Punjabi docuseries has been named ‘Sainat-Guru Nanak Dey Paindeyan Di Roohani Chaap’.

“It chronicles the huge expanse of multi-faith websites visited by Guru Nanak for religious dialogues. The collection is on the market on the web site without cost viewing. Anybody who’s curious to understand how Guru Nanak took this fascinating journey throughout huge lands and the way his life was influenced by his expertise can get entry to the docuseries,” mentioned Amardeep Singh.

He mentioned the English model of this docuseries was launched in September 2021 and can also be freely obtainable on the web site. In whole, there are 24-episodes. The collection is a joint manufacturing of Misplaced Heritage Productions, a Singapore-based manufacturing home and Sikh Lens Productions, a US-based non-profit organisation. The couple filmed the tele-series in over 150 multi-faith websites in 9 international locations, the place Guru Nanak had travelled within the fifteenth century throughout a 22-year-long religious quest.

Speaking to Dr Inderjit Singh Gagoani, a famous Sikh historian, throughout their interviews as a part of the occasion, Amardeep and Vininder mentioned the narratives of 14 saints from throughout the sub-continent, contemporaries and predecessors of Guru Nanak, whose verses are enshrined within the Guru Granth Sahib have been introduced within the docuseries. Amardeep mentioned: “We travelled from the deserts of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to Mount Kailash in Tibet, explored distant areas of perilous Afghanistan, skilled the scorching warmth in Iraq, scaled the arid Baluchi mountains in Pakistan and sailed throughout the waters of the Indian Ocean to disembark in Sri Lanka. Not solely this, we additionally blended with the Persian tradition in Iran, crossed the delta area of Bangladesh and mapped all 4 instructions in India. Each second in Guru Nanak’s footsteps was philosophically liberating. It inspired us to problem our personal conditioning, unlearn, relearn and assimilate the fantastic thing about unity in range. We’re searching for group assist for this non-commercial endeavour to additionally produce the Hindi, Shahmukhi and Urdu variations of the docuseries. We might like to collaborate with like-minded individuals to unfold the message of positivity and concord throughout the globe.”

Gunbir Singh, member of Khalsa School Governing Council, mentioned the documentary is the analytical examine of the oldest ‘Janamsakhis’ (biographies of Guru Nanak) and supported by the allegorical messages in Guru Nanak’s verses. The crew, he mentioned, spent over three years in analysis and filming all multi-faith websites within the geographies visited by Guru Nanak. Thereafter, it took over two years to edit the info to create the 24-episode docuseries.

Later, within the night, Amardeep Singha additionally participated in a particular session at GNDU, presenting the making of the 24 episodes. Amritsar MLA Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar and Chief Khalsa Diwan president was the chief visitor and Prof Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu presided over the session. Prof SS Behl, Dean, Tutorial Affairs, carried out a panel dialogue on experiences throughout the making of this collection with Amardeep Singh.

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