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The British and the Sikhs: Discovery, Warfare and Friendship

The British and the Sikhs: Discovery, Warfare and Friendship c1700-1900 by Gurinder Singh Mann Forthcoming Helion Press The Sikh Confederacy consisting of military units or Misls rose from the ashes of the crumbling Mughal Empire in the Eighteenth century. As a result, under the leadership of General Baghel Singh they conquered the Red Fort of Delhi in 1783 leading to the Sikh Empire bein...
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Maharani Jindan Kaur-The Queen with the “only manly understanding in the Punjab.”

To  celebrate International Women's day 2019 The Sikh Museum Initiative presents an interesting letter written by Governor General Dalhousie regarding Maharani Jindan Kaur. Annotated and commentary by Sikh scholar Gurinder Singh Mann. Painting, paint on ivory, a miniature portrait of Rani Jindan. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum. Who was Maharani Jindan Kaur? She was regent of the Sikh...
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Jewellery of suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh comes alive

'Queen Victoria still looked after Sophia and made provisions for her to live here in the UK, which shows that she had a bit of a soft spot for her' Historical Sikh jewellery belonging to the goddaughter of Queen Victoria, was brought to life at New Walk Museum last week. A collection of historical Sikh artifacts and jewellery belonging to Princess Sophia were recreated using the latest ...
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BBC coverage of Legacy of Sophia Duleep Singh

BBC coverage of the 'Legacy of Sophia Duleep Singh Event New Walk Museum, Leicester 21st Feb 2019. Featuring the 3d relics of the Sikh Empire. Anglo Sikh Museum will be released in the coming months. The Anglo Sikh Museum is funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
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3D Relics of the Sikh Empire showcased at Princess Sophia Duleep Singh discussion

3D Relics of the Sikh Empire showcased at Princess Sophia Duleep Singh discussion In Leicester UK The fourth event where the Sikh Museum Initiative has been creating awareness around the importance of Sophia Duleep Singh The Anglo Sikh Museum will showcase a number of objects recreated in 3d. On Thursday 21 February, Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery was the setting for a...
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When history meets Technology part 2-Mapping the online Sikh Museum

  When history meets Technology part 2 Mapping the online Sikh Museum " An amazing eye opener. Thank You" " Really interesting.Learnt alot" 1st December 2018 Nishkam Centre Birmingham On Saturday 1st December at the Nishkam Centre, Birmingham we led the second session on educating the public on new technologies. Head of the SMI, Gurinder Singh Mann introduced the session ...
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When History meets Technology: Mapping the online Sikh Museum

When history meets Technology-Mapping the online Sikh Museum " very useful and Informative session" " very good and insightful talk" Saturday 17th November Newarke Houses Museum Leicester The Sikh Museum Initiative hosted the first session on educating the public on new technologies. Head of the SMI, Gurinder Singh Mann introduced the session and stated that technology was moving ...
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Sophia Duleep Singh event at Parliament

Essex Cultural Diversity Project  Celebrating the life and achievements of Sophia Duleep Singh Tuesday 27th November 2018 House of Commons, Parliament Square, London Essex Cultural Diversity Project organised a special Assembly celebrating the life and achievements of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh: Suffragette and women’s rights campaigner.The Event was facilitated by Sikh Historian Peter B...
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Sikh soldier statue in Smethwick honours WW1 dead

Sikh soldier statue in Smethwick honours WW1 dead A 10ft (3m) statue of a Sikh soldier has been unveiled at Sandwell, Birmingham to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One (WW1). The bronze work in Smethwick honours service personnel of the Sikh faith as well from the Indian subcontinent who fought for Britain during WW1 and other conflicts.The unveiling of The Lions of the Grea...
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Sophia Duleep Singh featured in new Suffragette Exhibition

Leicester City Council Staff (Museums/Events Teams) and Leicester City Councillors and the SMI. Alice Hawkins and the Votes For Women exhibition New Walk Museum and Art Gallery Leicester The Sikh Museum Initiative has been working with the Leicester Museums Service to shed more light on the contribution made by Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876 – 1948) to the Suffragette movement. We have c...
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