Goa to Amritsar

After several days in Goa we had three flights to get to Amritsar. Here are some pix of our last days (cows at the beach, cool German guy Alex, watermelon juice, fish feast, Vasco da Gama, Delhi airport, etc.)…

 

In Amritsar, we first went to Jallianwala Bagh, site of the 1919 massacre that contributed to the Indian Nationalist movement, anti-British sentiment, and the rise of Mahatma Gandhi. Met some nice Sikh men and took each others pix, etc…

 

Later that day we went to the Golden Temple (which makes Amritsar rather like Mecca for Sikhs.) We took off shoes, put on head scarves, and joined the faithful, first in walking around the inner perimeter, then in walking through the temple itself. Some pix…

 

Study Questions:

  1. Research the Jallianwala Bagh, British Raj, and the Indian Nationalist movement. How did violence beget non-violence?
  2. Research Sikhism, discuss your findings. Sikhs of the Punjab are between Muslim Pakistan and Hindu India, how do the religions/cultures relate? Is there overlap of beliefs or practices?

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