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Sikh News Mission roots brings Assamese Sikhs to Punjab (The Times of India)

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    In 1820, when Maharaja Ranjit Singh sent around 500 Sikh soldiers to Assam to help the Ahom tribe fight Burmese invaders, most had died in the battle of Hadirachaki.

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    Interesting. As a Sikh from a Panjabi background I am somewhat surprised to hear of all these communities. Firstly Afghans, then Malaysian and now Assamese Sikhs. Of course there are also American Sikhs.
     
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    Re: Mission roots brings Assamese Sikhs to Punjab

    Other Asian sangats include: Hong Kong Pioneer Sikh East Indian Immigration to the Pacific Coast from Punjab Photographs, Thalland , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhism_in_Thailand and Fiji in Asia FIJI GURDWARA . Sikhs who fled China after World War II with Chinese wives and families migrated to Indonesia and Malaysia. There were 5 gurdwaras in Shanghai with the last one closing around 1956. The Sikhs in China originally were police officers who retired there after serving in the British colonial army. Just about anyting, i guess.: The History Of Sikhs In China New Zealand Sikhs have an interesting history too. They arrived to be craftsmen and small business owners http://www.sikhs.co.nz/nzhistory/punjabi ./chapter_3.shtml#The_early_phase_(c._1890-1912) .


    Immigration to the Americas began in the late 19th Century. http://www.sikhpioneers.org/koma.html The first Sikhs to settle in the North Americas found their way to Seattle as lumbermen The Wing Luke Asian Museum and to work on railroads. Others migrated to Oregon State; and others to Vancouver, Canda. The earliest Sikh immigrants to the US settled in Stockton and Freemont California, near San Francisco. http://www.sikhpioneers.org/t_usphot.html#29temple


    Here is a time line of Sikh migration to the Pacific Northwest
    [SIZE=+2]Chronology of Immigration[/SIZE]
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    1897 First Sikhs, Canada Kesar Singh 1899 Sikhs Allowed to Land in S.F
    1904 Guru Granth Sahib Ji
    1906 Diwan Singh and Dhana Singh Poonian arrive in U.S.
    1906 Khalsa Diwan Society Established
    1906-1922 Astoria, Oregon--"Hindu Alley"
    1907 Anti-Hindu Riot, Bellingham, Washington
    1908 Vancouver, B.C. First Gurdwara
    1909 The Awakening of the Sikhs.
    1911 Holt, California - Gurdwara Property
    1911 First Sikh Prayer-Guru Granth [​IMG]
    1912 Stockton Gurdwara property
    1912 Pacific Coast Khalsa Diwan Society
    1913
    Alien Land Law, State of California
    1913 Sikh wrestling prowess, March, 1913. Astoria, Oregon
    1913 Gadar first meeting, Astoria, April, 1913.
    1914 Komagata Maru arrives in Vancouver, B.C.
    1914 Komagata Maru departs to India
    1915 Stockton Gurdwara First Permanent structure
    1915 Dedication of Stockton Gurdwara, transcript of 1915 news item
    1917
    Asian Barred Zone and Literacy Test
    1918
    Ottowa Plans to Recognize Paldi, Set Up Sikh Museum
    1921 Hazing of Hindus [unwind turbans]
    1923 Bhagat Singh Thind case. U.S. vs Thind 261 US 204(1923).
    1924-1997 First Facts Yuba City - Sutter Area
    1925The Pahkar Singh Murders: A Punjabi Response to California's Alien Land Law -
    Karen Leonard. Amerasia 11:1 (1984), 75-87
    1929 Stockton California Gurdwara, new structure built
    1946Luce-Cellar Act
    1948 El Centro California Gurdwara established.
    1956 Dalip Singh Saund elected member of Congress

    Others migrated to the Yuba Valley as farmers. They intermarried with Mexican women whose families would travel north as migrant farmers in families to pick cotton. Making Ethnic Choices: California's ... - Google Book SearchMy favorite/interesting story is of Canadian Sikhs who came to Fairfax, Nova Soctia in Canada, on the steamship Amelia. Check the Sikhs Canadian story -- a fascinating one. http://www.explorasian.org/history_sikhcdn.html
     
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    Re: Mission roots brings Assamese Sikhs to Punjab

    Thanks for that Antonia

    The Chinese bit was especialy interesting!
     
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    Re: Mission roots brings Assamese Sikhs to Punjab

    Dalsingh,

    It is interesting . There is more information about them on the net. Let me see if I can dig some of it up. I read one story about one of the last groups to leave mainland China on a large boat headed for Malaysia, with families and possessions, leaving an incredible immigrant story behind. In China the Sikhs were very prosperous and they were considered to be of high status because of their military positions and positions of trust in the Chinese cities.
     

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