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The four quarters of the night : the life-journey of an emigrant Sikh

Author: Tara Singh Bains; Hugh J M Johnston
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1995.
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tara Singh Bains is one of those rare people who sees the hand of God in every facet of his life. Identifying himself as both an Indian and a Canadian but first and foremost a Sikh, Tara Singh is man of strong convictions who has consistently refused to compromise his own truth. He recounts his difficult childhood in India, his emigration to Canada, and the racism that he encountered even from within his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Erlebnisbericht
Biographies
Named Person: Tara Singh Bains; Tara Singh Bains; Tara Singh Bains; Tara Singh Bains
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Singh Bains; Hugh J M Johnston
ISBN: 0773512659 9780773512658 0773512667 9780773512665
OCLC Number: 33667317
Description: xviii, 275 pages, [7] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pahrei (The Quarters) --
Foreword --
A word from the Amanuensis --
Acknowledgements --
Illustrations --
Pt. I. A Punjabi --
1. In father's house --
2. Army service --
3. A disabling illness --
4. Going to Canada --
5. Keeping my faith --
6. A lumber worker --
7. My birthplace village --
8. My wife's birthplace village --
Pt. II. A Canadian --
9. Modern Sikhs --
10. Community strife --
11. Community service --
12. White Sikhs --
13. Living with physical injuries --
14. On a pilgrimage --
15. Trouble in Punjab --
16. Retirement --
Pt. III. A Sikh --
17. Following Sikh discipline --
Postscript by the Amanuensis.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history, 21.
Responsibility: Tara Singh Bains and Hugh Johnston.

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