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Exploring Sikh Legacy and the Impact of the India-Pakistan Partition

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Exploring Sikh Legacy and the Impact of the India-Pakistan Partition

Location: Museum Boardroom

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Saturday, April 14
2:00–5:00 p.m.
Museum Boardroom

During the 15th century, Sikh philosophy emerged as a reformist movement in India, predominantly in the lands that became Pakistan in the partition of 1947. By the 19th century, the Sikh kingdom established a strong secular formidable rule that the expanding British East India Company, was stalled from further westward advances. In 1947, with Indian independence…the British divided the country between India and Pakistan on religious demographics.

Amardeep Singh is a child of the partition – his parents were uprooted from their homes that became Pakistan. Amardeep’s pioneering research serves as a link for posterity to an almost forgotten yet rich cultural legacy.

Amardeep Singh, author & photographer, lives in Singapore. With an undergraduate degree in Engineering, he pursued a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Chicago and was the Asia Pacific Regional Head for Revenue Management at American Express. He has passionately maintained pursuits in literary and creative arts as another facet of his personality. During his extensive travels through Pakistan, Amardeep started documenting his explorations in a book, Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan followed by a sequel in 2017 titled The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan. His two books are rich in photographs and story line. Autographed books will be available for purchase at $100/book.

Free for CAIS members | $8 for SDMA members | $5 for Students | $10 for all others

CAIS Members: for your complimentary ticket, please contact 619-232-7931 by 2 p.m. on 4/13, otherwise you will need to register at the door pending availability

For more information contact or call (619) 788-8577 or (858) 336-0404
This event is limited to 60 people, so please register online ASAP to reserve your place

The presentation will be in two parts with a Q&A and discussion.

Sponsored by CAIS (Committee for the Arts of the Indian Subcontinent)

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April 14, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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