Heritage Shared LaunchDate: Tuesday, 14 September, 2010
With a good turnout despite the tube strike ASHT's Heritage Shared series kicked off last week with an evening reception to mark the launch of Amarpal Singh Sidhus inaugural book 'The First Anglo Sikh War'.
The author detailed his journey in researching the book, which took him to the fields of the Northern Indian State of Punjab. There he discovered that the remnants of the battlefields were in danger of being completely gobbled up by local farmers' fields.
Amarpal described to a captivated audience how his passion for the subject led him to meticulously record what was left of these battlefields, which were pivotal in deciding the fate of the Sikh Kingdom, so that anyone interested in the subject would be able to access his work.
The audience were invited to engage with the author and MDSCT Trustee Sarinjit Bahia in an accompanying Q & A after which they were able to personally meet with the author and get signed copies of his book.
‘Very informative. I was amazed to find out that I could actually visit these sites today in Punjab and stand in the places where these famous battles took place'