an estimated population of 5,000, the Sikhs of Karachi are one of the
smallest religious communities in the city.
Living in fringes scattered across Karachi, a good number of men from
the community are seamen, respected for their inherent strength and valour.
But a majority of them are from the salaried-class, working in the
Invisible from the
mainstream life of the metropolitan, the Sikhs of the city have a universe of
their own – closed to the outside world. Living in areas like Saddar and
Ranchore Line, considered the heart of the city, the Sikhs have managed to
maintain their religious practices keeping the spiritual serenity alive amid
the clamour of bustling city life.
week Kolachi takes an inside view into the private world of the quiet
community, featuring photographs of some of the Gurdwaras, which are very
much at the centre of the city, yet not so prominent.
Gurdwaras in Karachi
Sri Guru Nanak Sat Sang
Sabha Gurdwara, Aram Bagh Manora Gurdwara, ManoraGurdwara Karachi Sikh Sangat,
Ranchore LineGurdwara Ratan Tala, near Preedy Police StationAdam Goth
Gurdwara, Gulshan-e-MaymarGurudwara Pehli Patshahi, Justice Kayani
RoadGurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar at Swami Narain Mandir, M.A. Jinnah Road