Writing the Sikh Self: From Founder to Fateh

The purpose of this project is to give a glimpse into the Sikh religion while also relating different themes to the texts and concepts covered in class. It is not my goal to proselytize but to promote awareness and understanding for this beautiful faith that I am so proud to be a part of. I’m not trying to say Sikhism is the best and the only true religion, not at all, that’s not what it says in our Scripture, I’m just trying to say, don’t shoot at us. It was difficult enough before, but after 9/11, things got really bad, especially for innocent Sikhs and their families whose only crime was to proudly wear a symbol of their Sikh faith and identity. I have seen and experienced the hatred and fear myself and am even more motivated to help people learn about Sikhs and embrace our differences rather than fear them.

There was a lot of pressure on me while making this Prezi because it’s much more than a project for a class for me, it’s a representation of my culture, my people, my history. It was a struggle trying to decide what to include and what to leave out, though I know I left out way too much stuff and plan to continue working on this Prezi, long after this class is over, to make it as comprehensive as possible. It was also hard to make it a stand-alone presentation because I feel like I have to explain it myself, one because I love making presentations, especially when I’m talking about something I’m passionate about, and two, because I have so much to say I don’t think text can convey it the way I’d like to myself.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed making this presentation and learned so much, I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak on this topic and hope that you all took something away from it. It’s been a pleasure seeing all your projects and learning about you all. I’m going to miss my English 360 family. Much love to all of you.


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