Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan

Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan

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A journey across West Punjab, North-West Frontier and Pakistan Administered Kashmir, delving into the vestiges of a community compelled to move eastwards owing to the partition of the Indian sub-continent. Provides insight by investigating the relinquished heritage spanning between 15th and 21st centuries.

The 60 chapter narrative is interspersed with 507 photographs of historic monuments, forts, battlegrounds, commercial and residential establishments and places of worship. This illustrative exploration of arts, architecture, culture and history, discerns the erstwhile secularity of the region.


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"Amardeep Singh’s labour of love, Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan, resuscitates in a prose thatspeaks directly to the heart and pictures which uniquely capture the distinctive Sikh contribution to the spiritual, social, cultural and architectural history of present-day Pakistan, over which a curtain was drawn when India and the Punjab were partitioned in 1947."

Prof. Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor Emeritus, Stockholm University, Author of ‘The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed’


"At Partition, the drawing of borders left a rich part of the Sikh heritage in what became Pakistan – small towns, communities, places of worship. Some still survive today, but only just. In this unique quest for his community’s lost heritage, Amardeep Singh takes the reader on a stunning pictorial journey that is both tragic and deeply evocative."

Urvashi Butalia, Author of ‘The Other Side of Silence’


"An inspirational work that will rekindle interest in the rich history of the Sikhs that evolved across the lands that are now Pakistan. Mesmerizing pictures bring the narrative to life."

Inderjit Singh, Member of Parliament of Singapore (1996 – 2015)