Amritsar



a city in NW Punjab, in NW India: site of the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion.
Contemporary Examples

When Singh finally showed up at the front door of his home in Amritsar, his family was overwhelmed with relief.
As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA Simran Jeet Singh October 30, 2014

Above all, what does this decision to avoid Amritsar tell us about how this White House feels about Americans?
Obama’s Turban Anxiety Tunku Varadarajan October 19, 2010

Historical Examples

Is it true there has been big trouble at Amritsar—burning and killing?
Far to Seek Maud Diver

The golden temple of Amritsar comes back to me like a dream.
My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore

My brother who holds his land and works mine, outside Amritsar City, is a fool.
The Eyes of Asia Rudyard Kipling

Which one of us could do the work of the blind reader of Amritsar in India?
The Child in the Midst Mary Schauffler Labaree

The sheet was found posted only in Lahore and not in Amritsar.
Freedom’s Battle Mahatma Gandhi

A large caravan from the heat and sunshine of Amritsar was there.
Among the Tibetans Isabella L. Bird

If we go mad again as we did at Amritsar, let there be no mistake that a blacker Jallianwala will be enacted.
Freedom’s Battle Mahatma Gandhi

Take this sealed letter to the officer in command at Amritsar.
The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon

noun
a city in India, in NW Punjab: centre of the Sikh religion; site of a massacre in 1919 of unarmed supporters of Indian self-government by British troops; in 1984 the Golden Temple, fortified by Sikhs, was attacked by Indian troops with the loss of many Sikh lives. Pop: 975 695 (2001)

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