Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Losing the Turban: Indian Sikhs at odds on essentials

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It's a trend that has alarmed the leadership of the world's 25-million-strong Sikh community and fueled debate on whether you can still be considered a good Sikh if you cut your hair.
Sikhs discuss the issue of vanishing turbans at a political party meeting in New Delhi.
That debate intensified with the release of a new movie called "I Am Singh," which looks at the hardships of Sikhs in America who were mistaken for terrorists after the September 11, 2001, attacks because of their turbans.
"We live for the turban. We die for the turban," say the lyrics of a song in the movie.
Manjit Singh, the local president of the Sikh nationalist political party Shiromani Akali Dal, says he hopes the movie will help revive Sikh pride.
with thanks : cnn : link in headline above for detailed report with pics.
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