De-Freezing 1930's Panjab - Sikh Research Institute

De-Freezing 1930's Panjab

Panjab Digital Library (PDL) is a voluntary initiative to digitize manuscripts, paintings, photographs, books and other printed or hand written material to preserve heritage.
During the course of digitizing more than six million pages, PDL explored unknown treasures of heritage. These treasures familiarize the unfamiliar past in minute details which turn out to be a chance of happiness and sadness, simultaneously. The photographs clicked by Bhai Dhana Singh during his bicycle tour to different shrines in 1930s open a window to a different past. He might not have been aware of the fate of those shrines in near future but he has documented the heritage which not only provides a glimpse of the past but also incite to think about their present status. During last eight decades most of the buildings have been demolished or deteriorated without much care.
Out of 200 photographs, Davinder Singh and Daljit Ami will share 15 to revisit those shrines which were frozen in frames. And hopefully move the agenda beyond apathy to connect with the real Panjabi roots.


Anyone who has interest in discussion, documentation, heritage, photography, religio-historical sites of Panjab and travelogue.

Presented by Davinder Pal Singh & Daljit Ami

Davinder Pal Singh is co-founder of Panjab Digital Library; he pro-actively reaches out for heritage material with several custodians, individuals and organizations for digitization. Daljit Ami is a journalist and award-winning documentary film maker; he also works with the Panjab Digital Library.

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