Sikh Culture on Display at Institute of Texan Cultures

Interview with Texas Public Radio

For the past few months, a commonly misunderstood culture and religion has been on display at the Institute of Texan Cultures downtown. Sikh: Legacy of the Punjab hopes to demystify Sikhism, a monotheistic religion from South Asia often confused with other religions.

Ever since terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 Sikhs have been the target of increasing discrimination and hate-crimes. Despite being the fifth-largest religion in the world, their customs are largely unknown in this country. For instance, the wearing of their traditional turban is often misidentified.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s