Historian and researcher Surinder Kochhar has extensive experience in historical research and journalism. His books, including Amrit Nagri, Tawarikh Lahore-Amritsar, Amritsar: Aramb ton AJl Tak, Khalsa Raj di Nih-Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa, Darshan Didar; Shahidan de Sirtaj, Sawtantrta ke Parwane, Udasin Sampradai Ke Abhushan, Amar Premi Nayak, Ajnala Narsanhar-1857 and many other research works have graced the libraries of various universities and received immense scholarly recognition. Surinder Kochhar initiated his research almost two decades ago. He pursued the forgotten history of the Hindu-Sikh religious heritage and prime monuments in Pakistan. His research and efforts led the people and authorities to get clear and accurate information about the history and the significance of many historical shrines in Pakistan. Occasionally, he has briefed the Ministers and senior officials of the Governments of both India and Pakistan about the existing state of these exceptional places. Kochhar is currently working as a journalist for a leading and renowned Punjabi newspaper 'Ajit'. He has wide experience in covering, examining and presenting news and stories from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Hence, he is constantly on the lookout for the condition of minorities and their places of worship in these two countries. His book 'Sikh Shrines Beyond the Border' will not only acquaint the readers with the history of Gurdwaras in Pakistan, but will also mirror the current state of these revered holy sites that live as part of the devotion of millions of devotees.