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TITLE
Mr Singh
EXTERNAL ID
PAW18798A
PLACENAME
N/A
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21035
KEYWORDS
turbans
Mr Singh

A studio portrait of three Sikh men, identified only as 'Mr Singh', photographed by the David Whyte Studio in Inverness, probably in the 1950s. There were very few Sikhs in the Highlands at the time.

In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs gave all Sikh men the name 'Singh' and all Sikh women the name 'Kaur'. This helped free them from the caste system of the Hindus, as a person's name can indicate their caste. This is the only part of the name to indicate the person's gender, as first names can be used for either sex.


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Mr Singh

turbans

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

A studio portrait of three Sikh men, identified only as 'Mr Singh', photographed by the David Whyte Studio in Inverness, probably in the 1950s. There were very few Sikhs in the Highlands at the time. <br /> <br /> In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs gave all Sikh men the name 'Singh' and all Sikh women the name 'Kaur'. This helped free them from the caste system of the Hindus, as a person's name can indicate their caste. This is the only part of the name to indicate the person's gender, as first names can be used for either sex. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.<br />