Many of these places of worship have developed a unique relationship with their geographical surroundings.
While some in India see him as a plunderer, those across the border hail him as a symbol of Islamic pride.
One of the two functional Hindu places of worship in Lahore is a rare example of religious syncretism in the country.
Every now and then, you can spot a lone temple that has been kept preserved by residents of the area.
What India's Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar referred to as hell is home to several shrines of major religions.
The Badshahi Mosque, built by Emperor Aurangzeb, has a bloody past that not many know about.
Dacoits have been so romanticised, songs are sung about their bravery.
'We may be more successful than regional writers, but does our writing truly represent our people?'
Isn't Heer Ranjha the most celebrated folk story in Pakistan? We not only celebrate love, we worship it.
Both India and Pakistan are the offspring of British-India and both are inheritors of the 'Indian civilisation'.
Any mention of Lahore's culture is incomplete without these hamlets, whose histories predate the city itself.
It's easy to accidentally step into Indian territory while travelling through the border towns near Lahore.
“There were wooden figures around the temple, perhaps angels, and sitting under them were women clad in burqa.”