When Singaporean finance executive Amardeep Singh got a buyout in 2013, he decided to visit Pakistan to trace the roots of his Sikh heritage. Singh’s discoveries from that first trip led to the publication of two books, Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan and The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage, The Sikh Legacy In Pakistan. Singh discovered that decades of sectarianism has led to the damage and neglect of the Sikhs’ most treasured historic sites. Singh has presented at the University of British Columbia, University of California Davis, the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore, the Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, and the U.S. Library of Congress. The Sikh religion traces itself to Pakistan but most have ended up in India, where Singh was born, fleeing violence over the years in Pakistan.
Worldview host Jerome McDonnell speaks with Singh about his books on how to preserve Pakistan’s Sikh heritage. He’s in town for a series of events sponsored by the Sikh Religious Society of Palatine.