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Abinash Mahapatra is a Sikh historian, author, and president of the Punjabi Global Foundation. He is only 23 years old and has written 38 books, of which 7 have been published. The year 2010 was a turning point for him when he found a pamphlet about Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji at his school’s book fair. In spite of engrossing 30 pages as a whole, he couldn’t let his eyes rest on it beyond a month. As the days passed, he scanned through countless books on Sikh history (only in English) with enthusiasm, including those by Bhai Vir Singh Ji, Dr. Ganda Singh Ji, Principal Teja Singh Ji, Principal Satbir Singh Ji, Dr. Kamalroop Singh Ji, Professor Sahib Singh Ji, and so on. His personal library on Sikh History contains all of these books as well as different Saincheyas of Jagatguru Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj and Dasam Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj as well as various Panthak Rehat Maryada(s). The author’s complete information is provided below:
An Introduction to Afghanistan Sikh History
“Penning Sikh History of various provinces connotes the reflection of those pieces of evidence of our glorious past which is presently in ruins but is the most important fragment that will enrich the society with the theologies, morals, and principles which our Dus Guru Sahiban wished to instill in the mindsets of the people to make this world a beautiful place to live in. Specifically, if I speak of Afghanistan, it holds very profound/intense kith & kin to the Sikh History and thus, it can be termed as a mining realm for the Sikhs.
Afghanistan is the realm where legends are intuitive of poesy & splendor, of gallantry & admiration, of superiority & munificence. The religious sanctity and the historicity of this motherland rose to Skies Limits when its soil was fortunate to osculate the feet of Pehli Patshah Jagatguru Dhan Dhan Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj, Satvey Patshah Jagatguru Dhan Dhan Sahib Sri Guru Har Rai Ji Maharaj & Nauwey Patshah, Sagal Srisht Di Chadar, Jagatguru Dhan Dhan Sahib Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Maharaj.
Apart from the visits of the aforestated Guru Sahiban, this province also holds an intense connection with Tiji Patshah Jagatguru Dhan Dhan Sahib Sri Guru Amar Daas Ji Maharaj, Panjve Patshah Jagatguru Dhan Dhan Sahib Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj and pertaining to Kalgidhar Patshah Jagatguru Dhan Dhan Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, there persists Huqumnama(s) which clearly mentions “Kabul ki Sangat”. The devout Gur Sikhs, Bhai Almast Ji & Bhai Gurdas Ji were appointed by Chhevin Patshah Ji for Sikh Dharam Parchar in Afghanistan.
The historical chronicles, as well as antecedents, are well suggestive of the presence of Handwritten Saroop (manuscripts) of Jaagti Jyot, Sarab Kala Bharpur Jagatguru Dhan Dhan Sahib Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj & Sri Dasam Patshah Ji Da Granth / Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji in the possession of various Itihaasik (Historical) Gurdwara Sahiban / various devout Gur Sikhs prevailing in this province. In the pages of this book, we will aptly discuss all these leitmotifs.”–Abinash Mahapatra
May the grace of Akaal Purakh Sri Waheguru Ji Befall on All. – Abinash Mahapatra