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Singh, Rishi

Rishi Singh School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Rishi Singh is a PhD from the Department of History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. He was awarded the prestigious Felix Scholarship to do his research at the university. He has also been the recipient of the University of London CRF Scholarship, the SOAS scholarship and the Charles Wallace Trust Scholarship. He has a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Delhi, where he worked on the rare Inshas (Persian Correspondence) associated with the Court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

He completed his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees with distinctions from the School of Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has also completed a programme in International Mediation and Conflict Resolution from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland.

He has co-authored a well-acclaimed book on Maharaja Ranjit Singh along with researched books on Golden Temple, Anandpur Sahib and Hemkunt Sahib. He has been involved as a project advisor (India) for the United Nations University Leadership Academy, Amman. He has presented papers internationally on the themes of History, Interfaith and Conflict Resolution, and taught South Asian History at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Punjabi language and Heritage at Simon Fraser University, both located in Metro Vancouver.