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Her Name Is Kaur has now been released!

While Her Name is Kaur is specific to the Sikh American woman’s experience, the truths told in it about identity and faith, and relationships and love are universal. Many of the stories are set against the backdrop of the post 9/11 environment, discrimination, and violence. The courageous voices of the writers give us all the…

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Advanced review of Her Name Is Kaur, by Deepa Kaur

We are happy to share an advance review from Deepa Kaur about Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith. Deepa is a Senior Manager, managing Ericsson’s global innovation program which specializes in early venture, incubation, and growth capital financing to a worldwide division. Deepa holds a degree in Computer Engineering from UC Irvine…

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Sharing Her Name is Kaur at Stanford University

The Sikh Love Stories Project had the pleasure of discussing the process for organizing and creating Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith, and reading from the story collection at The Center For South Asia on the Stanford Campus. It was an intimate discussion that opened up pathway discussions…

The ruins of the Akal Takht after Operation Blue Star in June 1984. (Photo Source: Sikh24)

Remembering 1984: An excerpt from Amritsar, by Gunisha Kaur

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, the attack by the Indian military on Darbar Sahib (also known as the Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab, in June, 1984. In November of that same year, thousands more Sikhs were murdered in organized pogroms in India’s capital city and across the country to avenge the…