Books

Please contact us to purchase any of the following books:

‘The Environment and Water Crisis in Panjab’
  In the book: ‘Listen to the Refugee's Story: How UK Foreign Investment Creates
  Refugees and Asylum Seekers’.

• ‘Environmental Injustice in Panjab’  
  Book launched at meeting of the Environment Advisory Group of the Panjabis in Britain
  All-Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in May
  2006. Published by Nectar Publishing, London, 2006.

Articles

Environmental Concerns in Panjab

• ‘Fair Treatment for Panjabi Farmers: Intensive Agriculture or Organic Farming’ Paper presented at meeting of the Environment Advisory Group of the Panjabis in Britain All-Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in April 2007.

• ‘Environmental Injustice in Panjab’ Talk on launch of booklet of same name at meeting of the Environment Advisory Group of the Panjabis in Britain All-Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in May 2006.

• ‘The Pesticide Dilemma in Panjab: From The Green Revolution to GM Crops’ Paper presented at meeting of the Environment Advisory Group of the Panjabis in Britain All-Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in Nov 2005.

• ‘Ecocide in the Land of Five Rivers’ Guest article in Birmingham Friends of the Earth in Oct 2005 / available on website http://www.birminghamfoe.org.uk

• ‘Harvesting the Loss of Biodiversity in the Land of Five Rivers’ & ‘The Environmental History and Ecosystems of Panjab’ Paper presented at talk at ‘Ecocide of Panjab’ seminar by DEEP and SYCS (UK) at SYCS (UK), Birmingham, West Midlands in Oct 2005.

• ‘Human Rights and the Environment Of Panjab’ paper presented at meeting of Human Rights Advisory Group of the Panjabis in Britain All-Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in Jan 2005.

• ‘Environmental Degradation in Panjab, Environmental Refugees and Sustainable Living’ Paper presented at Parliamentary launch of the Environment Advisory Group of the Panjabis in Britain All-Party Parliamentary Group at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in Nov 2004.

• ‘Environmental Refugees and Panjab’ Paper presented on behalf of The Refugee Project at the European Social Forum (ESF) at LSE, London in Oct 2004.

• ‘The Environmental Degradation of Panjab’ Research paper for Environment Advisory Group of the Panjabis in Britain All-Party Parliamentary Group in Sept 2004.

• ‘The Management of the Indus River Catchment Basin in the Panjab: Crisis and Conflict’ Executive Summary of thesis written in July 2004 for website http://www.sikhpoint.com/community/articles/ManagementofIndus.php

• ‘The Environment and Refugees in Panjab’ Paper presented at Parliamentary launch of The Refugee Project at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in June 2004 / on website http://www.therefugeeproject.org/singh.htm

• ‘The Environment and Water Crisis in Panjab’ Article in the book: Listen to the Refugee's Story: How UK Foreign Investment Creates Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Nov 2003.

• ‘The Management of the Indus River Catchment Basin in the Panjab: Crisis and Conflict The looming water crisis in the Punjab State in India and the Punjab Province in Pakistan’ Unpublished research thesis for University of East London, Stratford, London in Jan 2001.

• ‘The Water Crisis in Panjab’ Paper presented at Labour Party Conference fringe meeting in Brighton Sept 2000.

• ‘The Problems of Managing Wetlands: a Case Study – Indus River Delta, Pakistan’ Unpublished research paper for University of East London, Stratford, London in April 2000.

• ‘Glossary of Panjabi Crops’

• ‘The Healing Plants of Panjab’

• ‘The Horticultural Trees of Panjab’

• ‘The Herbal Trees of Panjab’

• ‘The River System of The Indus: Location, Headwaters, Tributaries and Names in different languages.

• The Land Still Speaks: The Language And The Environment Of Panjab’

• ‘Landmines and the Environment in Panjab’

• ‘Questionnaire for Environmental Documentary on Panjab’

• ‘Questionnaire for Collection of Data for Improvement of villages in Panjab’

• ‘Diversification Of Agriculture In Panjab: Increasing The Agricultural Ecology‘

• ‘Heritage of Panjab’
 

Sikh Faith and the Environment

• ‘Sikh Perspective on the Environment’‘ paper presented at the ‘Faith In The Planet’ event & launch the Sikh Environment Network (SEN) at the Meeting House (Multi-Faith Centre), Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex in May 2008.

• ‘Sikh Faith and Water’ Research article for University of Lancashire & London Water in June 2007.

• ‘Sikh Eco-Theology’ Paper presented at ‘Multi-Cultural Student Environment Awareness’ event by London 21 Sustainability Network and Sustainability Team of KU at Kingston University, Kingston-on Thames, London in March 2007.

• ‘Hounslow Sikh Gurdwara Waste Recycling Experiment: Lessons, Issues and Opportunities’ Paper presented at meeting on ‘Waste Recycling by Sikhs’ by the UK Sikh All-Party Parliamentary Group and London 21 Sustainability Network at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in Feb 2007.

• ‘The Gurdwara as an Environmental Sanctuary’ Talk at ‘London’s Sikh Community Positive Action on Waste’ by London 21 Sustainability Network and Bexley Council at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, Belvedere, Bexley, Kent in June 2006.

• 'Green Action Guide For London's Gurdwaras’ Joint report written with Jagdeesh Singh of London 21 Sustainability Network and Bimla Lal of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, Belvedere, Bexley, Kent in June 2006.

• ‘Sikh Eco-Theology: Sikh Gurus and the Environment’ Paper presented at Inter-Faith Theology meeting in Birmingham, West Midlands in Nov 2004.

• ‘Gardens at Gurdwaras’ This involves the use of the garden space to create an eco-friendly community garden. Also looks the use of indoor potted plants.

• ‘Healthy Eating in the Langar’

Healthy Eating

• ‘The Power of Plants and the Chemicals in Our Foods’ Paper presented at ‘Lambeth Food Awareness & Food Growing’ event by London 21 Sustainability Network at Vassall Youth & Community Centre, Lambeth, London in June 2007.
 
• ‘Ethnic Food Issues in London’ Paper presented at meeting of ‘Food & Multi-Ethnic Londoners’ by London 21 Sustainability Network at YMCA Indian Student Hostel, London in Oct 2006.

• ‘Food and the Environment’ Talk given to Jaggo Group in connection with London 21 Sustainability Network and Age Concern at West Harrow in June 2006

• ‘Foods to be wary off’

Environmental concerns with Other Communities

• ‘Environmental Issues for Hindus: Water Conservation’ Paper presented at talk to Hindu devotees of Barkingside Hindu Temple organised by London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) at Valentines Park, Ilford, Essex in Aug 2006.

• ‘Environmental Issues for Hindus: Water Conservation’ Paper presented at talk to Hindu devotees organised by London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) at Ilford Hindu Temple, Ilford, Essex in Aug 2006.

• ‘Environmental Issues for Hindus: Water Conservation’ Paper presented at talk to Hindu devotees organised by London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) at Greenwich Hindu Temple, Bannockburn Road, Greenwich, London in Aug 2006.

• ‘Working in Solidarity with other Communities’ Paper presented at meeting of ‘The Forgotten Kurds of Iran: Mobilising International Solidarity’ by Kurdish Group at the House of Commons, Westminster, London in Nov 2005.

• ‘Healthy Working Environment for Asian Community Workplaces’ Paper presented at seminar ‘Health, Environment & Sustainable Living for Asian Communities’ by Asian Health Network of TAHA at YMCA Indian Student Hostel, London July 2005.

Environmental Issues in Southall

• ‘A Greener Southall’ paper presented at Southall Community Alliance, Southall, Middlesex in March 2008.

• ‘Environmental Questionnaire for Southall By-Election Candidates’ Submitted to all candidates standing for the By-election in Southall, Middlesex in July 2007.

• ‘Response to Chapter 10: Ecology of the Southall Gas Works Proposed Development Plans’ Paper presented at meeting of Save Our Southall (S.O.S.) campaign against the proposed Southall Gas Work site development in Aug 2005.

• ‘Response to Chapter 14: Microclimate of the Southall Gas Works Proposed Development Plans’ Paper presented at meeting of Save Our Southall (S.O.S.) campaign against the proposed Southall Gas Work site development in Aug 2005.

• ‘Response to the Remediation Strategy of the Southall Gas Works Proposed Development Plans’ Paper presented at meeting of Save Our Southall (S.O.S.) campaign against the proposed Southall Gas Work site development in Aug 2005.

• ‘Environmental Problems of Southall Gas Works Development’ Paper presented at meeting of Save Our Southall (S.O.S.) campaign against the proposed Southall Gas Work site development in Oct 2004.

• ‘Proposal for Panjabi Bazaar’ Paper written for The Panjabi Centre, Southall, Middlesex in March 2002.

Environmental Injustice

• ‘ Environmental Justice & BME Communities: Issues & Case-Studies South Asia Communities in Southall’ Paper presented at ‘Diverse Communities: London Multi-Cultural Environment Conference’ by London 21 Sustainability Network at Hall Place, Bexley, Kent in June 2007.
 
• ‘The Environmental Justice issues affecting South Asian Communities in Southall’ Paper presented at workshop of ‘Environmental Justice in London’ event by London 21 Sustainability Network at UCL, London in June 2007.
 
• ‘Environment Empowerment of Minority Communities: Clear & Stimulating Information’ Paper at Workshop at London Multi-Cultural Fair by London 21 Sustainability Network at Hackney Town Hall, Hackney, London in June 2006.

• ‘Environment and Health for BME communities’ Paper presented at The Asian Health Asian Agency (TAHA) AGM at Shanti Centre, Acton, London in Sept 2005.

• ‘Culture & Environment: Heritage, Customs, Beliefs & Practices’ Paper presented at workshop of London Multi-Cultural Fair by London 21 SN at Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London in June 2005.

• ‘The Participation of Black & Ethnic Communities in Environmental and Sustainable Living Projects’ Critique of mainstream environmental organisations sent London 21 Sustainability Network in London in April 2005.

Global Environmental Concerns

• ‘Does Environment impact affect Animal life and Habitat: Local and Global Case-studies’ Paper presented at ‘Animals and Environment’ event by London 21 Sustainability Network at Synergy Centre, Camberwell, London in June 2007.

• ‘Environmental Impacts of Incinerators on Health’ Paper presented at meeting of the West London Stop the Incinerator campaign at Heston, Hounslow, Middlesex in Nov 2005.

• ‘Sustainable and Environmental Needs of a School Building’ Article written and presented to Sikh School committee in Slough. This is now; called the Khalsa Primary School, Slough in April 2005.

• ‘Important Principles of Sustainable Architecture’

Eco-Friendly Gardening

• ‘Garden for the Slough Sikh School’ Article written and presented to Sikh School committee in Slough in June 2005. This is now; called the Khalsa Primary School, Slough.

• ‘Eco-friendly Garden Design Performa’’

• ‘Eco-friendly Garden Design Essentials’

• ‘Garden Tools’

• ‘Functions of the Spiritual and Meditation Garden’

• ‘Principles of Garden Design’

• ‘Safety in the Garden’’

• ‘Common Plants to be Wary Off in the Gardens of Britain’

Ecovllage and Retreats

• ‘Ecovillage Retreat: The Kartarpur Model’

• ‘Ecovillage Retreat: Principles’

• ‘Ecovillage Retreat: Activities and Services’

• ‘The Gurmaat Centre in Wales: Planning for an Ecovillage Retreat’

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