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Sikh Heritage Month: Start Here

Sikh Heritage Month

"In 2013, history was made with April proclaimed as Sikh Heritage Month by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Bill 52). The first of its kind in the world, Sikh Heritage Month is a celebration of arts, culture and heritage" (Sikh Heritage Month). Centennial Libraries and Learning Centres (LLC) invite you to explore the library's plethora of books, journals, films and eResources highlighting the diverse experiences and accomplishments of Sikh people!


Books by and about Sikh people from fiction and nonfiction to poetry to prose!



This guide was created by School of English and Liberal Studies Librarian, Stephanie Power. If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns about the guide, contact Stephanie at

Online Resources

Films & Documentaries

Behind the Bhangra Boys (2019)
Available via CBC Curio

“A joyous and poignant glimpse into the lives of the viral sensations, The Maritime Bhangra Group — five Sikh dancers and activists who are trying to make the world a better place, one dance at a time.”

Under the Turban (2016)
Available via Academic Video Online 

A cheesemaker, a biker, a farmer, a model, a prince. They're not all one person, but they all do have one thing in common -- they are Sikhs. What makes one a Sikh? When nine-year-old Zara Garcha asks such a question, her family decides to answer it in a most extraordinary manner -- by embarking on an international journey to learn about their heritage from modern day Sikhs.

Fighting Hate with Friendship: The Unlikely Bond of a Sikh Man and a Former White Supremacist (2019) 
Available via CBC Curio

A Sikh man becomes the unlikely friend of a former white supremacist in the wake of a cold-blooded attack in Wisconsin in 2012. Now they travel the world trying to stop hate. Inspired by the book The Gift of our Wounds.

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