THE BOOK, SPLENDORS of Punjab Heritage, is by all standards an extraordinary journey into the past of the Sikh community aided by art and artefacts, which define the history of the Sikhs collected by the family of Dr Parvinderjit Singh Khanuja, an oncologist who has been living in Phoenix Arizona, US for the last 30 years.

There is now a permanent Sikh Art gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum devoted to highlighting the contribution of the people who call themselves Sikhs, adherents of Sikhism in all its manifold variety. The volume under review acts almost like a catalogue for a portion of the exhibits, while also channelling the spiritual dimension of Sikhism as propagated by its revered teachers known as the ten gurus, or Sants and finally enshrined in its sacred book, known as the Guru Granth Sahib.