Title: Splendid Artworks in Historic Sikh Shrines: Conservation Perspective
Author: Dr. Balvinder Singh
Publisher: Copal Publishing Group
Publication Year: December 2019
The book “Splendid Artworks in Historic Sikh Shrines” represents a passionate attempt aimed to bring into cognizance the condition of splendid artworks in spiritual, historic Sikh shrines (Gurdwaras) of India and Pakistan. The photographic documentation of artworks in the form of Jaratkari (inlaid stone), Mohrakashi (frescoes), Turki ( mirrors), Gach (gypsum), and gold embossing depicts important facets and values of the society of that period: patience, belief in nature, soberness, and above all, the memories of our great Gurus.
This book would be enlightening about not only preserving the dilapidated art forms but also in many other ways, especially the various Sakhis related to Guru Nanak Sahib in the form of Mohrakashi displayed in Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai in Amritsar. Further, this book would help in garnering the attention of concerned people towards this important but neglected issue of preservation of artworks in historic Gurdwaras as well as the memoirs related to our great Gurus therein.
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Dr. Balvinder Singh is an eminent conservation spatial planner who believes that the sacred places and the artwork embedded have high relevance for humanity and could serve as guiding light for future generations; hence these should be cared for and preserved. He is a former Head and Professor at Guru Ramdas School of Planning, Guru Nanak Dev University, and Amritsar. He is an advisor to the Indian Heritage Cities Network-Foundation (IHCN-F), an initiative of UNESCO, and a member of the Heritage Advisory Committee, Shimla.Read More: Architecture News | Architecture Books | book publication | Copal Publishing Group