Since original documents were found in the British Library in 2007 there has been an honest endeavour by scholars and historians to discover, authenticate and celebrate the earliest days of the Brahma Kumaris, ‘Om Mandli' through a systematic and thorough review of its history.
Om Mandli was a revolution in the North West Frontier of the 1930s, particularly with regard to its role in the liberation of women and recognising their capacities as true spiritual leaders. The founder was a social rebel, a hero to many, and the spiritual teachings of that time are profound.
This website was initially designed to help organise and make sense of the history in preparation for writing an ethnography of the Brahma Kumaris. The monograph was to be strongly contextualised using original foundational documents and lived experience of original members. Since then, there has been quite some interest in maintaining the site, as an increasing number of people are interested in the current work of the Brahma Kumaris, their spiritual practice and also their history. The aim, therefore, is to have a living and dynamic webpage that allows for updates, edits and changes. The website also deals with contemporary conversations of interest to BKs as well as honouring and documenting the formative years that have let us to the present day. However, this site is a living study: it is neither complete nor perfect. The dynamic nature of this site also allows the history to be open to critique, comments and review from scholars, students within the movement, and members of the public. Feel free to communicate your thoughts, feelings and ideas.
Thank you for your interest.