Singapore : A book on the Sikh heritage in Pakistan has been launched here, highlighting the legacy of the community that was left behind following the partition.
The 500-page book, by financial services executive-turned author Amardeep Singh, is his personal journey. Singh travelled through West Punjab, Northwest Frontier and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir covering the rich history of the Sikhs, while in search of his roots of origin and the loss of his extended family in the massacre. Launching the book ‘Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’, Singaporean Professor Tan Tai Yong said the exodus of people following the partition of India and Pakistan led to a creation of Sikh diaspora.
The boundary lines drawn based on a report by Cyril Redcliffe resulted in the world’s biggest migration of Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims, as they were uprooted from their ancestral homes, leaving behind valuable land and heritage, Tan said in his speech at the book launch at the National University of Singapore (NUS).