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Tat Khalsa Singh Sabhia Distortions of History

Once this foundation of deception was built by the Tat Khalsa Singh Sabhia progeny, such as the Shromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee (S.G.P.C.), Panch Khalsa Diwan, Akhand Kirtani Jatha (A.K.J.), Nirankaris, etc. modern Sikhs built their houses of falsehood upon it. These prophets of doom, nurtured on narrow-minded puritanical Victorian ideals established by the British Raj, began to label Guru-ordained Sanatan Sikhism as being false.

Shromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee (S.G.P.C.)
S.G.P.C. President Kirpal Singh Bhadungar paying his respects to the congregation after his re-election in November 2002

As the Tat Khalsa Singh Sabhia movement emerged from the womb of the ‘Malesh’ (filthy foreigner) in 1879, it began to radically alter Sikhism as it existed so as ensure it conformed to their new British Raj-accommodating perception. In fact, one of the leading figures of this movement was an Irishman, Max Arthur Macauliffe. He is regarded today by many modern Sikhs as being a great scholar and historian.

Max Arthur Macauliffe
Author of 'The Sikh Religion', and a key figure in nurturing the Tat Khalsa Singh Sabhia form of Sikhism

In 1882, Macauliffe achieved the position of Deputy Commissioner in Punjab. With the help of Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha, Macauliffe wrote the popular Tat Khalsa Singh Sabhia-sanctioned text that outlined Sikh history according to the views of the Tat Khalsa scholars of the time. In it, he states the reasons for writing his extensive work on the Sikhs:

‘It is admitted that a knowledge of the religions of the people of India is a desideratum for the British officials who administer its affairs and indirectly for the people who are governed by them so that mutual sympathy may be produced. It seems, at any rate politic to place before the Sikh soldiery their Guru’s prophecies in favor of the English and the texts of their sacred writings which foster their loyalty.’
‘The Sikh Religion’,1909, M.A. Macauliffe, Preface xxii

From the above quote, it is clear that one of the main objectives for Macauliffe was to inculcate loyalty within Sikhs for the British Raj. At the time, the Sanatan Sikh Raj had been displaced by the British Raj, and as such, Sanatan Sikhs, especially the Akali Nihangs, were naturally very hostile towards the British.

The Koh-i-noor Diamond
The diamond that once belonged to Maharaj Ranjit Singh now takes its place in the British crown jewels

The British Raj utilized the Tat Khalsa Singh Sabhia Sikhs to apply their ‘divide and rule’ policy sought to negate Sanatan Sikhism in the name of ‘reform’ (please visit www.sarbloh.info for more information).

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