Surat (sur 'ət) n.

consciousness, awareness.

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The 1984 Remembrance Project Archive

2014 marks the 30 years since the June and November violence against Sikhs in India. Every day, for the year 2014, a historical item will be posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages to commemorate 1984. Our purpose is to provide a historical context to the violence. 

Confidential Letter of Support from Margaret Thatcher
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Punjab Official Language Act of 1967
This Act repealed the Punjab Official Languages Act of 1960, thus making Punjabi the official language of the State Government of Punjab.
Punjab Official Language Act of 1967.pdf
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Punjab Reorganization Act of 1966
This Act "reorganized" the land and resources in Punjab, dividing the State into three parts, and diverting much of the land and water resources.
Punjab Reorganization Act of 1966.pdf
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The Partition of India and Retributive Genocide in the Punjab, 1946-1947
An analysis of the means, methods, and purposes behind the violence against Sikhs.
The Partition of India and Retributive G[...]
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Letter from Baldev Singh to Lord Mountbatten
Baldev Singh, Sikh Representative during Partition discussions, writes a letter to Lord Mountbatten outlining key concerns of Sikh community.
Letter from Baldev Singh to Lord Mountba[...]
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Top Secret Letter
Recently declassified letter suggests that the British government played a role in orchestrating Operation Bluestar.
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Vanishing Languages by David Crystal
Linguist David Crystal explores the integral role that language plays in relaying oral history and culture, and the power dynamic responsible for the domination of some languages over others.
Vanishing Languages by David Crystal.pdf
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Letter to Jaito Morcha from the Akal Takht Jathedar
The Akal Takht Jathedar writes a letter of encouragement and inspiration to the Akalis marching towards Jaito. This agitation effort, known as Jaito Morcha, was a non-violent protest.
Letter to Jaito Morcha.pdf
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Singh Sabha Movement and other Socio-Religious Movements
A great resource for learning about the Singh Sabha movement and other critical socio-religious movements, the echoes of which continue to resound in modern politics.
Singh Sabha Movement.pdf
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