Bakhshish Singh Sandhu, MD’s new book ‘PUNJAB: A Tale of State Terrorism, Persecution, Econocide, and Genocide’ is a historical look at the occupation of Punjab

The recent publication “PUNJAB: A Tale of State Terrorism, Persecution, Econocide, and Genocide” by Newman Springs Publishing author Bakhshish Singh Sandhu, MD, is a deep dive into India’s occupation and colonization of Punjab. since 1947 with the subjugation and persecution of Sikhs.

Press release

October 5, 2022

YARDLEY, Pa., Oct. 5, 2022 ( –
Bakhshish Singh Sandhu, MD, human rights activist and founder of Khalsa Global Reach Foundation Inc., has completed his new book “PUNJAB: A Tale of State Terrorism, Persecution, Econocide, and Genocide”: A Compelling Look at occupation and colonization of Indian-ruled Punjab.

Sandhu writes: “Since the creation of the country of India by the partition of the Indian subcontinent on August 15, 1947, dividing it into a Hindu-dominated India and a Muslim-dominated Pakistan, the former country of Punjab (today Indian Punjab) was colonized by India. The partition line passed through the middle of Punjab, leaving a large number of important Sikh institutions and very fertile land in Pakistan. A once self-governing ruler , the Sikh Empire (Sikh State) was Occupied and subjugated first by the East India Company and then by the British Raj.In 1947, it was handed over to the newly independent India.Promises of self-governance and autonomy made by the leaders of the Indian Congress Party during India’s struggle for independence from the British were shattered.The Sikh state remains occupied and colonized.

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Bakhshish Singh Sandhu, MD, this enlightening book gives readers a well-researched look at what really happened in Indian Punjab after 1947. After the Indian subcontinent split into India and Pakistan , the country of Punjab ceased to exist. . This opened up the Sikh people to subjugation, domination and exploitation. Their resources and lands are being exploited, alongside attacks on their national, religious, linguistic and cultural identities.

Sandhu shows readers the effects that the carving up of Punjab territory had in making it an ineffective state. This event led “to the misappropriation of its major economic resources, denial of religious freedom, violation of fundamental civil and political rights of Sikhs, and regular pogroms on Sikh communities and holy sites across India”. By the end of this book, readers will be able to understand the struggle of the Sikhs for freedom, justice and the restoration of Punjab sovereignty.

Readers who wish to discover this interesting work can purchase “PUNJAB: A Tale of State Terrorism, Persecution, Econocide, and Genocide” in bookstores around the world, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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Source: Newman Springs Publishing

Thelma J. Longworth