'Sikhs Unlimited' is a
commemorative book on the Success of Sikhs abroad. The book, a travelogue
between England and USA captures lives of fourteen unique Sikh men
and women as intimately as possible.
Unlimited" by Khushwant Singh
About the Successes of sikhs
in the UK and the US
Sikhs Unlimited deals with the fifth largest religion of the world.
Emigrating to the west from the beginning of the twentieth century,
the enterprising Sikhs have carved out an exlusive place for themselves
in the world, not only as a unique cultural identity, bu also through
their eminence in various spheres. It has living biographies of
second and third generation migrants, who, because of their usy
schedules, family structure, or physical and social distance have
been cut off from their roots. Sikhs Unlimited showcases the inimitable
successes of Sikhs in the book showcases the inimitable successes
of sikhs in the UK and the US; and there could be no better time
for this commemorative book, when the Sikh diaspora is set to complete
a century of its existence i the west.
This book, subtitled "A travelogue from Delhi to Los Angeles
via London", gives fourteen such stories of notable achievement,
showcasing Sikhs in Britain and the United States.
"The Singh Twins"; the chef, Tony Singh; Fauja Singh,
the nonagenarian marathoner; Ranbir Kaur, the young soldier; the
guitarist "Hargo" (Hargobind Hari Singh); Gurinder Kaur
Chadha, the filmmaker; and the businessman, Gurujot Singh Khalsa.
The British-born comedian, Sody Singh Kahlon, founder of "The
Funjabis", who is not only "an icon of the British Sikh
comedy industry", but of mainstream comedy in the U.K.
"the Godfather of Pop Bhangra Music", the fifty-something
singer Harcharanjit ("Channi") Singh. Born near Malerkotla,
he immigrated to England in 1976. Boosted by his leadership of the
live band, "Alaap", his blockbuster career forever changed
the face of Punjabi music in the British Diaspora.
Harbhajan Singh Samra introduced to the "Okra King",
a savvy agricultural marketer who has created a unique niche as
the largest seller of traditional Indian fruits and vegetables.
He arrived in California in 1985, after a career as a practicing
agronomist in India.
Dr. Harvinder Singh Sahota, cardiologist in America to hold a
U.S. patent (he now owns twenty-four of them),is the inventor of
the "Perfusion Balloon", an innovative device used in
angioplasty surgeries worldwide.
Bikaner-born Ratanjit Singh Sondhe, founder of a multi-million
dollar polymer firm- his trademark humility and devotion to quality,
he sees himself as "a manager of the resources of the divine"
Dr. Chirinjeev Singh Kathuria, Chicago, chairman of PlanetSpace,
came to the U.S. as an infant in 1967. As leader of a company worth
more than $340 million, his ambitious goal is nothing less than
"space tourism" - fifteen-minute sub-orbital space flights,
available to the "general public"
Gurutej Singh Khalsa, who converted to Sikhism after entering
the fold of Harbhajan Singh Yogi in 1969. As a law-enforcement agent
with the New Mexico State Police, he was kicked off the force in
1979 because of his refusal to shave his beard and remove his turban.
Crediting "Yogi Bhajan" for his support and inspiration,
Gurutej responded by founding Akal Security, now one of America's
largest private security providers for national defense and intelligence
facilities, as well as a major U.S. airport.
You will find Sikhs Unlimited to be a very enjoyable and satisfying