I detest people who deface heritage sites but in reading the graffiti “I lost my everything,” scribbled on the wall of the Kair Bawa Gurdwara, I thought this was so very poignant for our community, who had indeed lost much of the material and spiritual heritage in the partition of 1947.

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