In India's Punjab, the once vibrant symbols of the Islamic history and culture in the form of buildings, forts, dargahs and mosques, are in disrepair and require immediate attention from the authorities to repair these decaying structures. Only few of the monuments are being protected by the Archaeology Survey of India such as the Serai Amanat Khan in Amritsar and Takht-e-Akbari in Kalanaur Gurdaspur. My previous blog highlighted the work done by Amardeep Singh who has chroni
I'm writing this blog to highlight the work done by Mr. Amardeep Singh who has painstakingly chronicled the history and heritage of the Sikhs that was lost and almost forgotten as a result of India's Partition. Amardeep has an MBA from Booth School, University of Chicago and he worked as the revenue management head of the American Express Asia Pacific operations. Amardeep's books "Lost Heritage The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan" and "The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage The Sikh Lega
Chak 64 RB was one of the villages in Lyallpur district that had a Sikh majority. According to the famous Punjabi poet and writer Harbhajan Singh Hundal, the news about the growing violence in both sides of Punjab was gradually trickling through the villages in his district. The village lohars were given the task of building crude weapons for protecting the villagers. The nearby Sikh village of Bharroliawala was attacked and only few survivors managed to escape to Chak 64 RB.