The Lost Heer Project
Heer is the quintessential Punjabi woman. Generations of men and women from the ‘land of five rivers’ have invoked her in their qafis and kaavs. She is the symbol of a typical stereotypical Punjaban: rebellious, brave and daring. The Lost Heer Project is an ode to this great woman of Punjab, the existence of whom is still debatable. This project aims to documents the stories of Heer’s sisters, majority of whom have been restricted to a name now. It aims to collect oral histories of Punjabi women who lived in British Punjab or were of Punjabi origin living elsewhere in the world. One of its aim to find those countless lost ‘Heers’ without whose contribution our present would have been much different. Harleen Singh, the founder of The Lost Heer Project, talks to Navjot Dhillon during The Evening Show about this project.