Tat Khalsa

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Tat Khalsa (the 'True Khalsa') Singh Sabha was a Sikh organization founded in Lahore in 1879 to rival the earlier Sanatan Singh Sabha based in Amritsar. Although original Tat Khalsa are Sikhs made by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The major differentiation came only after Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. When Sikhs started associating with Bandi Khalsa ( Baba Banda Singh Bahadur) and Tat Khalsa.

The leader of Tat Khalsa Singh Sabha was Bhai Gurmukh Singh, a professor at the Oriental College of Lahore. He contacted Bhai Kanh Singh of Nabha, a notable scholar, who wrote Mahan Kosh (encyclopedia of Sikhism) and Ham Hindu Nahin (We are not Hindus). Bhai Gurmukh Singh and Bhai Kanh Singh cooperated with Max Arthur Macauliffe, a divisional judge, to undertake the translation of Granth Sahib (finished in 1909).

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  • Jakobsh, Doris R., "Relocating Gender in Sikh History: Transformation, Meaning and Identity", New Delhi 2003.
  • Oberoi, Harjot, The Construction of Religious Boundaries. Culture, Identity and Diversity in the Sikh Tradition, New Delhi 1994.


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