April 22, 2001
The Sikhs stand out as the dominant Indian community in Shi’ite Iran. They have been prospering in this alien land for close to 150 years. True, their numbers are declining (there are just 100-odd families left in Teheran), but their presence still commands respect. T.R. Ramachandran, who travelled with the PM to Teheran recently, writes about the Sikhs’ long association with Persia and their future prospects.
Sikh community’s innate sense of adventure and its capacity to
assimilate itself with the milieu of far-flung lands without losing
their distinct cultural identity has been one of its great strengths.
Their respect for labour and undying spirit to make the best of
opportunities despite the adversities in an alien environment has been
remarkable. Industrious and law-abiding, they have always looked ahead
and stoically accepted the good times with the bad.
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