Sikh Research Institute Presents the Guru Granth Sahib Project

Through The Guru Granth Sahib Project, people around the world can build a deeper connection that they couldn’t before.

The Sikh Research Institute recently launched an ambitious, historic, and never-before-seen initiative – the Guru Granth Sahib Project. The project involves a team of over 35 scholars and translators based in different locations all around the world. It is expected to take over 20 years to complete the project.

  • Annotation: the team is analyzing the meaning of each word of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, using etymology and history.
  • Translation: the team is doing a literal translation of each line after the annotation process.
  • Interpretation: the team is creating interpretations with the utmost context for understanding based on the annotation process.
  • Commentary: rich commentary will be provided on what each Shabad is conveying.
  • Different Schools of Thought: if there are different schools of thought or scholarly opinions on a line or Pauree, they will all be presented and included.
  • Women are involved as scholars and leaders in this translation effort.
  • Gender-Neutral Translations: the translations will avoid terms used in the past such as “Lord God” and “he.”
  • Open Source: this project is hosted on the web, and accessible to all. People can use this open-source content to make Apps, etc.
  • Power to the People: making the sacred concepts of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib accessible, so everyone can forge their own connection to the Guru.


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Video: Official Launch of the Guru Granth Sahib Project


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  1. Dr Puran Singh says:

    It is a really great initiative by the Institute. As I don’t know the field of each researchers, so my suggestions are : The researchers from the following fields are most important in understanding the Gurbani: First, Physics. Second, Psychology. Third, Economics. Fourth, Philosophy. Fifth, Biology. Sixth, Linguistic. Seventh, Comparative Religion, especially of Sikh religion.These researchers should be of very high levels. These researchers must be aware of the latests research in their own field. If these researchers work jointly they can interpret the Guru Granth Sahib ji in a scientific way.

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