This fascinating book, illustrated in colour throughout, looks at the historic Sikh Gurdwaras in Delhi, and their connections with Sikh history.
The Sikh community in Delhi is influential and plays an active role in the social, economic and political life of the city. The historic and other gurdwaras draw a large number of Sikhs from Delhi and other states every day.
Though Sikhs are mainly concentrated in Panjab after the Partition of India in 1947, Delhi has the distinction of having the largest population of Sikhs in any city. As the capital of India, Delhi has been associated with Sikhs since the inception of Sikhism.
Five Sikh Gurus – Guru Nanak, Guru Hargobind, Guru Harkrishan, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh – visited the city. A Sikh hero, Banda Singh Bahadur, was martyred in Delhi.
In the Panjab Heritage series, Sikh Shrines in Delhi is illustrated with colour photographs throughout.
Amrik Singh, Photographs by Sondeep Shankar
UBSPD and National Institute of Panjab Studies