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Lost Sikh Heritage in Pakistan: Lecture held at Khalsa College Amritsar

February 29, 2016 | By

Amritsar: A lecture on the eroding Sikh heritage buildings was recently held at Khalsa College, Amritsar. Amardeep Singh, a Singapore based writer highlighted the plight of buildings and historic sites belonging to the Sikh period in now days Pakistan.

In his power point presentation presented during the lecture (held on February 24) Amardeep Singh stated that more than 80 per cent of the heritage of the Sikhs was left behind in Pakistan after the partition and there had not been much efforts to document historical sites.

A file photo of Gurdwara Ali Baig in Pakistan

A file photo of Gurdwara Ali Baig in Pakistan

The presentation was based on based on Amardeep Singh’s new book titled: Lost Heritage-Sikh Legacy in Pakistan.

“On my visit to Pakistan in 2014 I was amazed the way the heritage was being ignored and vandalized, thus I documented this book’’, said he.

He said his pictorial book which he has recently released world over contains 504 pictures of the buildings, religious shrines, historical places, which highlights the plight of these buildings and how they need to be preserved.

Amardeep Singh who was born in Gorakhpur and has traveled the world, from Chicago to Hong Kong & Singapore, has traveled throughout Pakistan to collect the data for the book.

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