Today, the city of Balakot espouses uniquely South Asian religious traditions.
Nanak's attire was meant to obfuscate his religious identity but Gobind's clothing was meant to make him stand out.
Till a few years ago, there used to be an annual urs at the shrine, as is the custom at all Sufi shrines.
How can the significance of the contemporary city be established without a glorious past?
Five Sikh shrines in Pakistani Punjab with historical links to Guru Nanak and the other gurus now lie forgotten.
A visa-free corridor, where there is no Pakistani or Indian but a devotee of Nanak, is the ultimate tribute to the Guru.
In Punjabi folklore, this river of many tragic love stories is a powerful symbol.
The rename may come across as new, but there have been traces of it from the start.
Tales of Valmiki, Ram and Sita, Lav, Guru Nanak and countless others are intertwined with the history of the river.
Kartarpur Sahib, Sacha Sauda, Sacha Khand and Beri Sahib are associated with key events in the Sikh guru’s life.
India’s exclusive use of the term has spread the perception that it is the only inheritor of subcontinent’s legacy.
In Pakistan, appreciation of the Indus Valley civilisation ties in with attempts to erase its Hindu past
The message is clear — Pakistan’s pre-Islamic history is acceptable as long as it is separated from its Hindu influence.
As long as there is a new Lahore, its predecessor, the old Lahore will continue to survive in its shadow.
The mighty rivers of Punjab are the reason why civilisation exists — and has for thousands of years — in this region.
Sada Kaur’s military support and tactical advice proved pivotal as her young son-in-law went about creating an empire.
A non-mainstream narrative asserts that Guru Nanak was not born in present-day Nankana Sahib but in Dera Chahal village.
The movement set into motion a series of events such as the Jallianwala Bagh and the Non-Cooperation Movement.
His tenure as the executive engineer of the city is referred to as the Ganga Ram architectural period.
Lost in Partition, the Sikh-Muslim connection comes alive in the tale of Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana
A descendant of the guru’s Muslim disciple speaks of the importance of the rubabi tradition in Sikhism.
The plan was to put the soldiers in a war in which their defeat was assured.