SOAS University of London

Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

Sunday Talk: In Pursuit of Knowledge (Classics)


Date: 11 September 2011Time: 11:30 AM

Finishes: 11 September 2011Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Talk

The day will include the following 2 talks (plus free lunch):

‘In the Beginning was the Word’

An overview of the incredibly diverse body of Sikh literature, from the spiritual poetry of Guru Nanak to the ballads of Guru Gobind Singh that inspired an empire, illustrated with rare and beautiful examples of Gurmukhi manuscripts.
Harminder Mann is an independent researcher and cataloguer of Sikh manuscripts based in Toronto, Canada.

‘The Sword of Knowledge’

A riveting examination of the fundamental concept of non-duality that lies at the heart of Sikh metaphysics, from the perspective of eighteenth-century saint-scholars.
Tirath Singh Nirmala is an initiated member of the Nirmala Sampradaya (the order of saint-scholars formalised by Guru Gobind Singh) and an author of two commentaries on classical Sikh texts.


Concession (Student with NUS, OAP)£8.50£1.16
Group of 4£8.50£1.16
Wheelchair Space (3 available)£10.00£1.25

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