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Sikhs Unlimited by Khushwant Singh

'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.


"Sikhs 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 read.











Sikhs Unlimited
Author: Khushwant Singh
Year: 2007