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Dictionary of Sikh Names - Book By Parmit Kaur Chilana , Rajwant Singh Chilana
From The Backcover Of 'Dictionary of Sikh Names' By Parmit Kaur Chilana - Rajwant Singh Chilana
Sikh presence in Europe, North America and other continents has become increasingly visible during the last century, and many of them the world over have occupied coveted positions because of their dedication, hard work and entrepreneurship. More and more non-Sikhs around the world want to know about the Sikh culture, religion and traditions. Sikhs are identified by their unique names but, unlike Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu names, there is no comprehensive publication or source of Sikh names. The Dictionary of Sikh Names is an exhaustive reference source that has been compiled to cater to the need of Sikh families around the world and help them select the traditional names in the Sikh religion for their offspring. The dictionary is also intended to meet the need of those who want to find out the meanings of Sikh names. This reference book would be a useful source of information for the people living in different parts of the globe, particularly in Western countries where, because of limited choice, it is still a problem to select meaningful and suitable names.
About The Authors 'Rajwant Singh Chilana' and 'Parmit Kaur Chilana' Of 'Dictionary of Sikh Names'
Dr. Rajwant Singh Chilana is a Librarian at the Asian Library, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He has over twenty-five years of professional experience of ·information management and teaching in different institutions including the University of Delhi (India), Vancouver Public Library, and Surrey Public Library (Canada). Dr. Chilana also worked as Library Manager and Adult Services Librarian at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in British Columbia, Canada. He has contributed several research articles and book reviews in professional journals. His previously published books include University Library Buildings in India ( 1984); Handbook of Libraries, Archives and Information Centres in India (co-author, 1988); and The Sikhs: Their Literature on Culture, History, Philosophy, Politics, Religion and Traditions (1989).
Parmit Kaur Chilana is a recipient of Governor General of Canada Medal for Academic Excellence. She has won several other awards and distinctions. Currently she is enrolled as a student at the Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada.