International and Comparative Librarianship

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This Blogosphere has a slant towards India [a.k.a Indica, Indo, South-Asian, Oriental, Bharat, Hindustan, Asian-Indian (not American Indian)].

Monday, March 10, 2008

Tejinder Sibia, 70, dies; documented Sikhs' history in California

I think by his great contributions, he continues to live in the digital memory of the World. For instance, view this documentary byte: 'Echoes of Freedom: South Asian Pioneers in California, 1899-1965,' picture

"Remembered for: Documenting and promoting the history and culture of Punjabis and Sikhs in California and the Pacific Northwest; head of the Shield Library research unit for biology and agriculture at the University of California, Davis"
"He became an unofficial archivist of the Asian Indian pioneers in California, filling in the blanks of their little-known history with a collection of rare historic photographs and documents compiled on a Web site," notes, Chris Bowman @ Source

News headlines:
  • Libraries News: Indian-American historian Ted is dead
  • Indian-American scholar Tejinder dead
  • Indian-American historian Ted is dead: After his retirement as a librarian from the University of California at Davis, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Gadar leaders and early Indian Sikh pioneers through his web site It became a rich reference material for research on the Indian diaspora.

    Death info courtesy: K Prasanna @
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    Anonymous Prof. Krishan kumar said...

    I read about him. It's a great job. may god give him peace. kk

    7:04 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks, Taher for the msg.
    GOD bless Tejinder's soul in peace.

    7:06 PM  
    Anonymous Prof. P. B. Mangla said...

    Dear Dr. Taher,
    It is indeed sad to read about the sad demise of Shri Tejinder Singh Sibia. Although during my vast travels around the world I never have had a chance to meet him personally yet I had known about his contributions in the context of Sikh History.As a student and teacher of Sikh History earlier I always felt much impressed by his contributions.

    I convey my condolences to his family for this sad loss and pray for peace to the departed soul.
    Best wishes,

    10:18 AM  
    Anonymous Library Herald said...

    Dear Dr Tahir,
    Sorry to know about Tejinder Singh Sibia's passing away, I will include this news item in our Quarterly publication LIBRARY HERALD.
    C P Vashiashth

    10:19 AM  

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