At the Indo-Pak border, standing at Ganda Singh Wala (Pakistan), a village named after a Sikh; I looked towards Hussain Wala (India), a village named after a Muslim. Twenty kilometers behind me was Kasur in Pakistan, the town of Baba Bullhe Shah and ahead of me was Faridkot in India, the town of Baba Farid. Even the great Punjabi Sufi Saints stand divided by the line. Between the power-play of Indian National Congress and Muslim League, the Punjabis in the partition of 1947 were reduced to a mere cucumber in a sandwich.


Photographed in Oct 2014, during the research for the book “LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan”