Revamping the Panth-Punjab Project 🌻
The Panth-Punjab Project emerged during the height of the Kisaan Morcha out of a desire to broaden the conversation around the so-called “reforms”. Through our seminars, we facilitated a range of generative conversations with different thinkers in Punjab and the diaspora that uncovered the context that led to the massive upsurge.
On the 26th of January 2021 the Panth-Punjab Project, as well as other prominent Punjab and diaspora based Sikh twitter accounts were subjected to social media censorship by the Indian state which succeeded in getting twitter profiles deactivated and restricted.
We always knew this was a possibility and even though twitter accounts were reinstated the censorship has been ongoing. We know we run the risk of ongoing censorship as tensions continue to rise on the ground in Punjab.
With this reality in mind, we developed a free monthly newspaper (available in both English and Punjabi) with distribution in the UK, California, western Canada and the Toronto area. The newspaper was a huge success, with each print run reaching more than 10,000 readers around the world!
Towards the end of last year, we took a brief break as we reconfigured the Panth-Punjab Project to really focus in on what we set out to do.
As part of our revamp, we’ve redesigned our website to be a functional hub for our online resources (see our articles and seminars) and transformed the newspaper into a more substantive quarterly magazine format. The magazine will allow us to delve deeper into the themes that root our analysis and we hope that over time, each magazine issue will become an authoritative resource in itself.
Going forward, our substack will be the primary method of communicating with our online subscribers and will allow us to deliver articles weekly to your inbox. Please consider sharing our substack subscription link with your family and local sangat, and consider supporting us to make our work sustainable.
We hope you stay connected with the Panth-Punjab Project as we endeavour to offer unparalleled analysis by linking archive material with new, cutting edge analysis, and an upcoming series of seminars to decode the fault lines underlying current affairs in Punjab today.
We will be in touch soon!