Re212 lesson 8: sikhism and globalization the experience of diaspora. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then this photograph reveals something of a tragic play. In may 1914, over 300 sikh immigrants (and 12 hindus and 24 muslims) from india boarded a. Second temple: the ancient jewish diaspora affords the first occasion for use of this term, and the experience of the diaspora, with its characteristic links between old world and new, is a fine example of globalization. In north indian region known as punjab: long a fertile agricultural part of india, while the majority of the peoples of the punjab at this time were hindu, there was a minority of. The institution of the langar (meaning anchor ) has its origins in the first two hundred years of sikhism, a religion with hindu and muslim roots that emerged in northwest india in the early 16th century.