The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan WAVE 2

Sponsored by Sikhlens
maxresdefault.jpg Amardeep Singh
Yorba Linda, California, US
$1,650pledged of $1,500 goal
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The objective of this second wave of fund raising is to expand the placement of the two book sets on 'The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan' at the Indian Public Schools and the higher learning institution across India, in the states other than Punjab Chandigarh and Delhi. This is aimed to enable the youth reconnect with the glorious past of the dispersed Sikh community that is now deprived of access to their ancestral lands. It also aims to make the world aware of these lost chapters of the Sikh legacy.

Supported by the first wave of fund raising, 405 book sets have already been placed at institutions in Pakistan, and in India across East Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi.

BACKGROUND
Amardeep Singh has travelled across 126 cities and villages in Pakistan and documented the remnants of the Sikh legacy for posterity in two books titled, ‘LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ and ‘THE QUEST CONTINUES: LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’.

This research is a first comprehensive attempt in seven decades.

BUDGET (placement of 150 books)

Printing cost = $6000

Distribution cost = $3900

Above costs to produce these publications do not included the field research cost in Pakistan to explore the remnants of the Sikh legacy)

To learn more about this project check out - http://lostheritagebook.com/

  • 11/07/2018

    Books placement project successfully completed

    This is to thank you for your support to place in libraries of institutions, the two volumes of the books, 'LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan' and 'THE QUEST CONTINUES: LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan'.

    We had established a target of placing approximately 500 sets of the the two volumes. Below is the break-up by geography, of where the boks have been placed.

    Pakistan                                            100
    East Punjab (India)                             230
    Delhi (Sikh Institutions)                      100
    Delhi (Non Sikh Institutions)                 52
    TOTAL                                             482

    The project now stands closed.

    Thanks much & best regards

    Amardeep Singh

  • 10/19/2018

    Project Update

    It is so satisfying looking at the excitement in these two photographs which captured the moment when the staff of a women's college in Rawalpindi (Pakistan) shared with the students, the content of the two books on 'The Sikh legacy in Pakistan'. 

    Today I am reminded of the incident covered in my first book, under the chapter 'RAPE OF RAWALPINDI', when the first act of planned violence on the Sikh villages around Rawalpindi happened in March 1947, thereafter leading to the partition of the Punjab by August. In these villages, like Thoha Khalsa, the Sikh women had committed mass suicide by jumping in the wells. 

    And today, seven decades after partition, the women of this girls college are excitedly welcoming the chapters of the Sikh legacy in Pakistan through the two donated books.

    Thanks for your partnership.

    Regards, 

    Amardeep Singh

     

     

Name Donation Date
Amrit & Apar $13.00 November 2018
Harpreet S $150.00 November 2018
Harpreet S $132.00 October 2018
Anonymous Donor $369.19 September 2018
Amrit & Apar $25.00 September 2018
H. S. $100.00 September 2018
A. B. $25.00 August 2018
N. T. $150.00 August 2018
H. G. $200.00 August 2018
A. D. $485.50 July 2018

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