Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience


Author: Reema Abbasi
Photographs: Madiha Aijaz
Publisher: Niyogi Books, New Delhi
(Pp 296, ISBN 978-93-83098-49-1)

As long as faith is infinite, faiths will be indestructible. The Temples of Pakistan are much more than mere symbols of faith for a religious minority. Not only are they vestiges of ancient lore in Hindu mythology, they also stand like warriors of time; pitted testaments of a peaceful, pluralistic past. The book is a tribute to these wonderful temples.

Elaborately embellished with evocative photographs of antiquated and exquisite Hindu shrines, opulent rituals and festivals and regional populace, the book has extensive research and exceptional pilgrimage sites like Hinglaj, Katas Raj, Kalka Cave Temple, Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir and Shivala Mandir, to name a few. With vivid introductions and sweeping images, the book also presents a celebration of various festivals, celebrated with passion and fervor. One look at the book and you are bound to pick it up. Beautifully printed on art paper, with mesmerizing pictures, the book takes reader on a journey into the lives of Hindus in Pakistan.

– Varsha

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