Check out these lovely photos of Sikh women spanning 100 years from 1890 to 1980. As Sikhs, rarely have we been able to make home a place. So, many of us have made our home in our panth, our sangat, our memories, and our history; and that history is often times captured in photographs. To know who we are as a people, we look to our ancestors who carved out new lives and upheld old traditions. Kaur Life strives to share as many vintage photos of Sikh women with the community. This way, when think about Sikh history, we no longer have blank minds, but rather a rich bank of images to recall. If you have old or vintage photos of Sikh women, we would love to share them! Submit them to Hello(at)kaurlife.org. See our entire collection of vintage photos here.
To those who shared their photos, thank you for giving us a peak into Sikh history through your family. We recognize that these are intimate moments and we all feel blessed to have the opportunity to see them.
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