I have a morning ritual: I drop my daughter to her school, turn on NPR (National Public Radio in America), and listen to it for about 7 minutes, return home, to make sure that my son catches his school bus. Several weeks ago, I caught the tail-end of coverage from “Kartarpur Crossing” around 8:26 am in New Jersey, USA. It was pretty good. It nuanced the politics of India and Pakistan, with Sikh affairs in the middle of it. But, like all global news coverages so far, it also missed the original impetus of Kartarpur Sahib. So, here it is!
The Sikh Research Institute has gathered a diverse cast of voices to dive into the heritage of Sikhs in Pakistan. Heritage is an array of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. Most importantly, it is the range of contemporary activities, meanings, and behaviors that we draw from them. In this episode, our panel each draws from their specific expertise and experience to draw the connection of Sikh Heritage in Pakistan.