‘A Pakistani Showed Me Guru Nanak’s Influence Across Communities’

Oxford Uni Prof Dr Pritam Singh, on a visit to Pakistan, saw & understood the extent of Guru Nanak’s influence.

Published08 Nov 2019, 02:26 PM IST
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Amid tense India-Pakistan relations, India’s longstanding demand for the Kartarpur Corridor has been realised, with Pakistan coming on board after 70 years. The corridor will connect two historically important gurudwaras on either side of the Indo-Pak border – Dera Baba Nanak Gurudwara in Gurdaspur district in India and Darbar Sahib Gurudwara in Narowal district in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s ‘olive branch’, against the backdrop of the landmark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, is said to facilitate friendlier relations with India. So, is this all Pakistan’s ‘magnanimity’ or is it a diplomatic coup, courtesy of the Modi government?

The Quint’s Indira Basu caught up with Oxford University Professor Dr Pritam Singh before the inauguration of the corridor. Tune in to find out what the Punjab expert has to say about India-Pakistan relations, the significance of the corridor, and Guru Nanak’s relevance.

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