Monday, January 26, 2015

British Socialite Splits From Sikh Warrior, And Clings to Her Indian Dream

By Helen Weathers
Miss Aitken's father told the Mail she remains a devoted Sikh despite separating from her Indian 'husband'
INDIA---The report in a Punjabi newspaper does not mince words. It talks of a ‘crazed’ Englishwoman arousing concerns for her safety in the Sikh holy city of Anandpur Sahib in India. It claims that in the confines of a Sikh temple, she has been seen bathing in sacred pools ‘without clothes’ — which, if true, is an outrageous act in such a conservative, deeply spiritual society — and keeping her underwear near the holy book, akin to sacrilege. So who is this woman, the source of such worrying gossip? None other than former socialite Alexandra Aitken, daughter of disgraced former Tory minister Jonathan Aitken and Sikh convert who now goes by the name of Uttrang Kaur Khalsa. [link]