Ham Hindu Nahin

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Ham Hindu Nahin
Author Kahn Singh Nabha
Original title ਹਮ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਨਹੀਂ
Country British India
Language Punjabi
Subject A critique on the Sikh identity
Publication date
1898 (1st ed.)
Media type Print
Pages 185 (4th ed.)

Ham Hindu Nahin (Punjabi: ਹਮ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਨਹੀਂ ; Translation: We are not Hindus), also spelled as Hum Hindu Nahin, is a 19th-century Punjabi book by Kahn Singh Nabha,[1][2][3] on the distinction of the Sikhism and identity.[4] First published in 1898,[5][6] the book was registered under this title in the Punjab Gazette on June 30, 1899 at number 447.[5]

Pressing its claim vehemently and vigorously to the distinction of the Sikh identity and religion, it concludes with a versified note by the author, describing the characteristics of the Khalsa.

Subject and need to write[edit]

Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha had to write this classic booklet in the time when Hindus were preaching the Sikhs to be a part of Hinduism and that it had no independent status of its own.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nabha, Kahn Singh (2011). ਹਮ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਨਹੀਂ (in Punjabi). Amritsar: Singh Brothers. p. 128. ISBN 978-81-7205-051-1. 
  2. ^ "Ham Hindu Nahin". Open Library. December 11, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hum Hindu Nahin". Panjab Digital Library. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "ਕੀ ‘ਹਮ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਨਹੀਂ’ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਵੰਡੀ ਪਾਉਂਦੀ ਹੈ?". Amritsar Times. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Ham Hindu Nahin". Article on book. TheSikhEncyclopedia. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "A lethal cocktail of religion and politics". News in English. The Hindustan Times. July 27, 2007. Retrieved July 23, 2012.