A new book about Sikh legacy in Pakistan launched in Chicago

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Updated 16 May 2018
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A new book about Sikh legacy in Pakistan launched in Chicago

CHICAGO: A book that tracks Sikhism’s cultural footprint in Pakistan was launched in Chicago at a ceremony at which Pakistani Consul General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi was the chief guest.

Authored by Amardeep Singh, a national of Singapore, the book, “The Quest Continues: Lost Heritages – The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan,” also underlines the fact that peaceful co-existence enriches lives.

This is Singh’s second book on the subject. Previously, he wrote “Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan,” which was launched in June 2016 in Chicago.

Singh abandoned a lucrative banking career to pursue his dream of recording Sikh heritage in Pakistan, and visited holy/historic sites across the country.

Speaking at the event, Consul General Tirmizi paid tribute to the author for his hard work in tracing the legacy of the Sikh Empire in today’s Pakistan. He also lauded Singh’s efforts in building bridges of friendship between Sikhs across the world and Pakistan through his books.

The consul general also proposed the establishment of a mechanism through which Chicago’s Sikh community could adopt one Gurdwara in Pakistan as a role model to be followed by the Sikh communities in other parts of the world. He said this initiative would help build strong linkages between Pakistan and Sikh communities around the globe.

In his remarks, Tirmizi apprised the audience about government of Pakistan’s efforts to preserve the Sikh heritage and to facilitate the Yatrees visiting Pakistan. He said that Sikhism has its origin in what is now Pakistan, which is why a very large number of its holy sites are in Pakistan.

“The Sikh legacy in Pakistan is not only for the Sikhs, but was also for all citizens of Pakistan.”


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