Acclaimed photographer Amardeep Singh’s beautifully illustrated travelogue is a true labour of love. The author visited 36 cities in Pakistan to explore the region’s impact and influence on Sikh culture (and vice versa) – the resulting book’s photography and commentary offers a unique insight into West Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan Administered Kashmir.

Join Amardeep for an enlightening event of two halves, as he presents his photographs and shares his experiences in Pakistan, before being joined by a panel of special guests. They include chair Virinder Kalra, social science lecturer at the University of Manchester and editor of ‘Pakistani Diasporas: Culture, Conflict and Change’; and panellists, blogger Sunny Hundal and Pippa Virdee, senior lecturer in South Asian history at De Montfort University.

Together they’ll discuss the significance of the Sikh legacy in Pakistan and why so little is known about it among the Sikh and Pakistani diaspora.

Contributors

Sunny Hundal

Sunny Hundal is a journalist, a writer and a lecturer on digital journalism at Kingston University. He writes mostly on current affairs, including UK politics, race relations, religion and free speech. He is also author of ‘India Dishonoured’.

 

Pippa Virdee

Pippa Virdee is a senior lecturer in South Asian history at De Montfort University. Her research interests include colonial history, history of the Punjab, and women’s history in Pakistan. Her publications include ‘Coming to Coventry: Stories from the South Asian Pioneers’ and the co-edited ‘Refugees and the End of Empire’.

Virinder Kalra

Professor Virinder S Kalra teaches Sociology at the University of Warwick and is an expert in the fields of South Asian popular culture, specifically in relation to music of Punjab and the Punjabi diaspora. He is the author of several books, most recently, Sacred and Secular Musics: A Postcolonial Approach.

About The Author

Amardeep Singh

During his 25 year successful career in the financial services sector, Singapore-based Amardeep Singh nurtured his creativity by maintaining his evolving passions for photography, philosophy and literature. ‘Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ was produced thanks to his assimilation of those diverse skills.