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22 April 2009


Hi man! Just read this as well. Quite interesting for me too. I was reading this:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/ancient-but-deadly-the-return-of-shastar-vidiya-1679002.html and thought of you. Couldn't be bothered to log in and send an email though...

Thanks for the article Andrei. I hadn't heard of shastar vidiya though the context (Sikhs in Hounslow) is familiar enough.

Most interesting quote from the article: "'That's something that has always amused me,' laughs Singh Nihang. 'It was British colonialism that nearly destroyed shastar vidiya, but it is also colonialism's obsession with book keeping that may save it.'"

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