Twentieth Century Sikhs
Sikhs have been religiously persecuted, attacked both by British colonialists in the 19th century and by members of other religions in India, where they are a minority. During World War I and World War II, more than 83,000 Sikh soldiers died fighting for the British and U.S. Army. Sikhs also fought in India’s struggles for independence against the British. When the country was divided following the end of colonialist rule in 1947, the Sikh area of Punjab was split into both India and Pakistan.
Sikhs have lived in the United States for more than 100 years. They began immigrating in 1897, from India as well as other countries. In the early 20th century, thousands of U.S. Sikhs worked on farms, in lumber mills and mines and on the Pacific and Eastern Railroad.
Famous Sikh Personalities :Twentieth Century (1900’s) to present
In this section you will read about the biographies of modern Sikh personalities. Sikhs who have protected the Khalsa from the onslaught of other beliefs. Philosophers Sikhs who translate books, publish articles, articulate the meanings of Gurbani and explain Sikhism to others were and are essential to the existence of Khalsa. Starting from the Guru Nanak dev ji itself, Philosopher Gur Sikhs like Bhai Bala Sandhu, Bhai Gurdas, Baba Buddha ji, Bhai Mani Singh, and in modern context Bhagat Puran Singh ji (Pingalwara), Bhai Vir Singh ji, Dr. Ganda Singh, and other hundreds of thousands of Philosopher Sikhs have kept the Khalsa up in high spirits.
Prominent Sikh personalities in from the modern era of 1900’s in politics, sports, literature,thelogy and military. This section describes their biographies and contibutions to Sikh History In this section we concentrate on those Khalsa who have brought laurels to Sikhism and Khalsa itself.