Item 2019-051/001(03) - Traditional Sikh marriage in India : Sri Harmandir Sahib

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Traditional Sikh marriage in India : Sri Harmandir Sahib

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  • Feb. 1985 (Creation)

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1 video file (1 min., 8 sec. ; 0.24 GB) : MOV, col., sd.

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Item consists of a Item consists of a Punjabi-, Jatt-, and Sikh-Canadian family's home movie featuring a portion of a wedding featuring singing and traditional ceremonies.

Donor(s) and project contributed description follows: "In late February in 1985 Jagtar’s after getting married in India for his wedding took a religious pilgrimage to pay respects at the Sri Harmandir Sahib. They visited the Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) to see the aftermath of Operation Blue Star, where the 1984 attacks by the Indian paramilitary troops to oust out Sikh extremists happened. The attacks killed hundreds of people and left tons of damage to the buildings and structures of the Sri Harmandir Sahib complex, the holiest shrine of Sikhism. In the clip you see Jagtar pan the camera to the bullet holes and remnants of the attack. ‘It was a tense and strange situation’. He proceeded in India with caution but was fortunate that his future father-in-law was a powerful man in India and provided protection at his wedding."

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  • Punjabi

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Digitized from VHS videocassette.

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2020/11/17 KCP. Created.

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