Radio Interview – Sikh at Heart

Featured in interview of Uptown Radio 

Golden Temple

HOST 1: Now, a look at the changing face of one of India’s minority religions – Sikhism (pronounced like Sick-ism). It originated in the Punjab region of India in the 15th century. One of the most distinguishing features of Sikhs today is that they don’t cut their hair for religious reasons – man often wear turbans and sport long beards. Today there are half a million Sikhs in the United States.

HOST 2: Some of the Sikhs in the United States are converts to the religion. Relationships between the two communities – Indian-born immigrants and American-born converts – have at times been tense. But today, both communities are facing one important challenge: how to pass on their faith, traditions and identity to the the next generation.

Adélie Pontay reports from India.

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