WEST PANJAB

$9.99

Panjab. Today it’s known to be within the borders of India but it was once much bigger. The Independence Act of 1947 led to a divide among a common group of people. Many people left behind all of their possessions and property to avoid the violence and to flee to their new country. The 1947 division of the Panjab province of British India created two new provinces. East Panjab primarily consisted of Sikh and Hindu habitants while West Panjab was largely inhabited with Muslims. East Panjab became a part of India and West Panjab became a part of the new nation of Pakistan, officially in 1955. Every August, when India’s independence is celebrated, many remember the impact this partition had. Millions were impacted by the loss of their homes, families and lives. Many families living in Panjab, India today still think of West Panjab to be their true home. West Panjab holds historical significance for many in the Sikh community. Guru Nanak was born on the west side, in Nankana Sahib as it’s known today, on April 15, 1469. Maharaja Ranjit Singh commanded over the Sikh Empire where he established Lahore as the capital of his Sikh kingdom. So many battles were fought, forts and architecture created, thus history still resides in Pakistan. West Panjab holds so many stories that have helped identify who we are as a people. We must remember that our rich history and origins stem from not only Panjab in India today, but all the variations of Panjab, including when it was East and West Panjab.

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Our t-shirts have been carefully selected to ensure your satisfaction and comfort. If it’s not good enough for us to wear, it’s not good enough for you.

Our t-shirt features:
Black colour | Side seamed | Retail fit | Machine wash | 30 single, 4.2 oz | 100% combed and ring-spun cotton