Bhai Sher Singh

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Bhai Sher Singh was born on September 4, 1893 at Rawalpindi. In 1899 his father died. At the age of seven, in 1900, he joined the Mission High School in Rawalpindi. He got first position throughout his educational career. He completed his M.Sc. in 1916 with first position in the Punjab.

Career

Bhai Sher Singh started his career as a lecturer in Khalsa College at Amritsar. He joined Kashmir Forest Department in 1920. Later, he was promoted as Deputy Conservator. During the later part of his career he went to Sri Lanka on deputation.

Contributions to Sikhism

Bhai Sher Singh was a scholar of Sikh studies. He presented a research paper on the Sikh religion at the World Religions Conference, Chicago in 1921. He wrote some books on Sikh philosophy, viz. Atam Darshan, Waheguru Darshan, Dasmesh Darshan, etc. He translated Japji Sahib and Sukhmani Sahib in English verse. He wrote several articles in English. Most of these articles remain unpublished. Bhai Sher Singh constructed Gurdwaras at Ramban, Udhampur, Doda and Banihal. He spent last days of his mortal life at Baramula.

List of Published & Unpublished Works

A) Punjabi books:

1) Name: Sri Guru Babey ji di Chahun Jugi Janam Sakhi - AnAutobiography of Eternal-Nanak - New Light on Eternally-old ATMAN

Publisher: Editor, Guru Chamatkar, Amritsar.

Year of Publication: 1941.

Pages: 186.

2) Name: Dashmesh Darpan tey Sri Dasam Granth di Kunji.

Publisher: The Sikh Religious Tract Society, Tarn Taran.

Year of Publication: 1937.

Pages: 95.

3) Name: Krishna Leela Rahas (Braham Gian Di Kunji Number Ik).

Publisher: Amrit Press, Taran Taran,

Year of Publication: 1934.

Pages: 278.

4) Name: Atam Darshan, Volume 1.

Year of Publication: 1935.

Pages: 251.

5) Name: Atam Darshan, Volume 2.

Year of Publication:

Pages: 294.

6) Name: Waheguru Darshan Volume 1 (Second Edition).

Year of Publication: 1949.

Pages: 272.

7) Name: Waheguru Darshan Volume 2 (Second Edition).

Year of Publication:

Pages: 316.

8) Name: Param Akhri ki Penti Akhri.

Publisher: Gyani Press, Amritsar.

Year of Publication: July 1942.

Pages: 121.

9) Name: Sri Suhag Bhag.

Publisher: Vazir Hind Press, Amritsar.

Year of Publication: 1944.

Pages: 112.


B) Punjabi articles:

1) Title: Gurmukhi Akhar.

Publisher: Phulwari magazine (Sikh Itihas Number), Lahore.

Year of Publication:

Pages: 10.

2) Title: Punjabi tey Dashan Patshahian - Gurmukhi Akhran di Kad

Publisher: Amrit, Tarn Taran.

Year of Publication: January 1935.

Pages: 8.

3) Title: Prachar di Lor tey Prachar di Skeem

Publisher: Amrit, Tarn Taran.

Year of Publication: December 1933.

Pages: 15.

4) Title: Chojdi di Choj Jhanki

Publisher: 'Guru Nanak Darshan' magazine

Year of Publication: May 15, 1934

Pages: 19

5) Title: Bani Chamatkar

Publisher: Amrit magazine

Year of Publication: August 1932

Pages: 10

6) Title: Dashmesh Ji Da Maha Daan - Khalsa Panth tey Sri Guru Granth Ji

Publisher: Amrit Magazine

Year of Publication: January 1935

Pages: 6

7) Title: Pancham Pita Mainda Sri Satgur Jogi

Publisher: Khalsa Samachar, Amritsar.

Year of Publication: May 29, 1941.

Pages: 1.

8) Title: Chup Nagar (The City Where Silence Rules)

Publisher: Preetam (monthly) magazine, Lahore.

Year of Publication: April 1934.

Pages: 5.


C) English books / tracts:

1) Title: Guru Gobind Singh - His Life Sketch.

Publisher: Khalsa Medical Jatha, Amritsar.

Year of Publication:

Pages: 47.

2) Title: Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji - Being Some Unwritten Leaves In The Life Of The Guru.

Publisher: Jaidev Singh Joginder Singh, Amritsar.

Year of Publication: December 1, 1933.

Pages: 167.

3) Title: Guru Nanak The Saviour of the world (1469-1538).

Publisher: The Bengal Sikh Missionary Association, Calcutta.

Year of Publication: October 10, 1935.

Pages: 57.

4) Title: Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606) What He Did For India And Mankind At Large.

Publisher: The Sikh Religious Tract Society, Tarn Taran.

Year of Publication: May 1933.

Pages: 29.

5) Title: Guru Nanak's Message To Mankind.

Year of Publication:

Pages: 7.

The unabridged version of this speech is available at:- If Guru Nanak came to America, what would he do, say& advocate?

6)Title: The Japji - Guru Nanak Dev's Master Key-Holy To The Mystery Of Deification Of Man

Publisher: Author.

Year of Publication: 1950.

Pages: 71.

7) Title: If Guru Nanak came to America, what would he do, say& advocate?

Publisher: Sikh religious tract Society, Tarn Taran.

Year of Publication: 1933.

Pages: 34.

The abridged version of this speech is available at:- Guru Nanak's Message To Mankind.

8) Title: The Holy Song of Bliss Eternal

Publisher: Author, Srinagar.

Year of Publication: 1942.

Pages: 42.

9) Title: The Khalsa or the Elect

Publisher: S. Surat Singh, Lahore.

Year of Publication: 1933.

Pages: 24.

10) Title: The Dakhni Onkar (The Word Divine Uttered by Sri Guru Nanak Dev In The South)

Publisher: Author

Year of Publication:

Pages: 71.

11) Title: The Perfect Man and Peace Eternal

Publisher: Author, Srinagar.

Year of Publication: 1942.

Pages: 72.

12) Title: The Modern Scientific Short-hand.

Year of Publication: March, 1928.

Pages: 42.

13) Title: Sri Anand Sahib - The Heavenly Song of Holy Rapture : Sacred Hymns of The Sikh Religion.

Publisher: The Bengal Sikh Missionary Association, Calcutta.

Year of Publication: 1937.

Pages: 68.


D) English articles:

1) Guru Nanak - The Usherer-In of the Golden Age

2) In Memoriam

3) The Brahmgyani Martyr Guru Arjan Dev


UNPUBLISHED WORKS:

A) Punjabi Books / Articles

1) Nikki Umar tey Vadiyan Gullan Part 1

2) Nikki Umar tey Vadiyan Gullan Part 2

3) Nikki Umar tey Vadiyan Gullan Part 3

4) Sri Namdev ji

5) Naam - Maha-Ras - Wah Rangla-Savan

6) Sri Kabir Ji - The Holy Weaver

7) The Great Unknown - What is What?

8) Naam

9) Amrit

10) Gursikhi atey Kesh

11) Jeevan Jaad

12) Goorh Granthavli ya Upanishad Dus Vaddey

13) Sri Naam

14) Guru, Satguru tey Waheguru, ki Ik han key bhin?

15) Waheguru Kitna Vadda Hai

16) Ki Waheguru Jhut Put Labh Painda Hai

17) Nau Avgun

18) Atmak Kirna tatha Arshi Udarian (Amrit Series No. 2

19) Untitled Collection of Poems

20) Surat-Shabad - The Link Divine

21) Sri Kabir Jio (Subhaian Naal Mail tey Do Do Gallan)

22) Purab tey Pachham Vich Khai? (East Looks Aghast at West!)

23) Atmak Kirna tatha Arshi Udarian (Amrit Series No. 2)

24) Brahm Gyan tey vedant vich farak

25) Gurmat versus sankhya philosophy

26) Naviyan Assan, Udarian tey Tanghan

27) Songs of Vaisakhi Ever Now (Sad Vasakhi Dian Sittha)

28) Gursikhi ki hai? What is Sikhism? In Deep Waters At Last!


B) English Books/ Articles

1) Waheguru Darshan Vol.1.

This unpublished book is a companion volume of Bhai Sher Singh's Punjabi book 'Waheguru Darshan Vol.1'.

2) Waheguru Darshan Vol.2.

This unpublished book is a companion volume of Bhai Sher Singh's Punjabi book 'Waheguru Darshan Vol.2'.

3) Divine Drops Distilled

4) The Barah-Mah

5) A Study into the depth and profundity of the Rigveda

6) Chief Appelatives Of The Holy Nectar The Soma (Pavamana)

7) Sri Nam Dev Ji

8) Metaphysical Interpretation of Vedas

9) Try, Try, Try Again Karhale, Gauri, Mahalla IV

10) Suhi, Asht, IV

11) Sidh-Goshat, Ramkali I

12) Ode on Mounting The Bridal Horse Ghorian, Wadhans Mahalla IV

13) Jog Sabdangm Gyan Sabdang Mahalla II

14) Epithalamium or Ode On Nuptial Rounds Mahalla IV

15) Sri Kabir Ji

16) Science and Religion - Part 1

17) Science and Religion - Part 2

18) Naam

19) Psycho-Analysis and Classical Myths

20) Sloks of the Bhagat Kabir

21) The Sloks of Shekh Farid

22) My Master - Sri Satguru Guru Nanak Dev!

23) Darwin or Higher Purpose (Hukm)

24) Translations of Various Banis

25) Translations of Various Banis2

26) Translations of Various Banis3

27) Translations of Various Banis4

28) Translations of Various Banis5

29) Rag Gauri Kabir IV (English Translation)

30) Gauri Sukhmani, Mahala V (English Translation)]

31) Ideals of Indian Art

32) An Introduction to the Honey-Moon Eternal with Rainbow-tints of Autobiography Eternal

33) A Study in Deeper Shakespeare - Shakespeare in old age! - Eternal-Light on his sonnets-sublime - Love physical of metaphysical?

34) The Song of Songs : Guru-Given Light! The Sri Japji - As I see

35) Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Sidh Gosht - The Discourse-Divine: How to be face to face with God? - All About Nam! or Metahysical Enquiry into The Spirit

36) Naam

37) Why must we keep the Keshas - Our choicest possession

C) Correspondence with Men of Letters.

1) Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir's October 3, 1928, letter to Malik Mohd. Aslam Khan

2) Principal Teja Singh's letter to Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir

3) Letter dated August 10, 1934, from Shantiniketan to Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir

4) Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir's November 8, 1928, letter to Rabindranath Tagore (Shantiniketan)

5) Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir's September 29, 1928, letter to Shantiniketan

6) Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir's October 3, 1928, letter to Master Tara Singh

7) Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir's November 7, 1928, letter to Bhai Jodh Singh

8) Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir's September 29, 1928, letter to Prof Puran Singh

9) Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir's September 7, 1928, letter to Bhagat Lakshman Singh

10) Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir's August 6, 1928, letter to Bhagat Lakshman Singh

11) Letter from Siddeshwar Varma to Bhai Sher Singh (MSc) Kashmir October 29, 1930

12) Letter from Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal to Bhai Sher Singh (March 5, 1951)

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