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Young, Sikh and Proud

Sunny Hundal explores the legacy of his late brother Jagraj Singh, a prominent Sikh leader, and asks if a rise in religious activism points towards a bigger story of Sikh identity.

Journalist Sunny Hundal explores the legacy of his late brother Jagraj Singh, the most popular Sikh leader in modern Britain, who, after turning from westernised 'party animal' to religious preacher, went on to spark an unprecedented revival of young people returning to the faith.

Sunny and Jagraj fell out very publicly over their opposing religious views and didn’t speak for years. Now Sunny explores what led to that schism and why they each had such different approaches to the faith. Sunny also asks whether what he sees as a rise in religious activism among a minority of young Sikhs points towards a bigger story of identity and belonging? Is this a story he and his brother are also a part of?

On this journey Sunny meets people from all walks of the faith, including a young protester, one of the UK’s most senior Sikh policemen and the leader of one of the country’s most outspoken Sikh youth organisations. In a bid to understand why his brother became so religious, Sunny also spends time with their family and, for the first time, visits a Sikh camp. His brother, like hundreds of other young people, went to one of these camps to learn more about the faith. By learning about his brother’s path through the religion, and by exploring his own identity, can Sunny understand more about what it means to be Sikh in modern Britain?

44 minutes

Last on

Tue 28 Jan 2020 23:40

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:18

    Apache Indian

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  • 00:23

    Tim Arnold

    The Old King's Fool


Role Contributor
Presenter Sunny Hundal
Director Nick Aarons
Executive Producer Laura Jones
Executive Producer Leila Monks
Executive Producer Clare Paterson
Production Company Antidote Productions


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