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Khalsa College: Anglo Sikh Wars Lecture Report

    Set of books given by staff from Khalsa College to Gurinder Singh Mann Gurinder Singh Mann delivered lecture on the different Sikh relics which were taken by the East India Company after the Anglo Sikh Wars (1845-1846) and (1848-1849) and the annexation of the Punjab in 1849. Many of these were discovered as part of the Sikh Museum Initiative’s project Anglo Sikh Wars: Battl...
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Africa’s Aliwal owes name to Ludhiana village

*A highway signboard of Aliwal North in South Africa’s East Cape province. *British officer founded town three years after victory in 1846 Anglo-Sikh battle About 9,000 km from the heat and dust of Ludhiana’s Aliwal village is Aliwal North, a town located along the Orange river in South Africa’s East Cape province. The former is known for a decisive battle fought on January 28, 1846, as ...
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UK Sikh Heritage Organisation Receives Award in India

  Gurinder Singh Mann (centre) with Pargat Singh Dhillon (left), Dr Paramvir Singh (left), Colonel Iqbal Singh (far left), Vice Chancellor-Dr. Sukhdarshan Singh Khehra (right) and other staff members. *The Sikh Museum Initiative’s project on the Anglo Sikh Wars has been commended by organisations in India and an award was given to Gurinder Singh Mann, Director of the Sikh Museum Initiat...
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Lecture report: Sikh Relics of the Anglo Sikh Wars

Gurinder Singh Mann with Dr. Sukhdarshan Singh Khehra and Dr Paramvir Singh Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 26th March 2018 The Sikh Museum Initiative's Anglo Sikh Wars project has gone from strength to strength and as part of the dissemination on the research activities, Director-Gurinder Singh Mann has been in Punjab to explain the project's findings....
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New Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies launched in Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton has launched a new Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies which will be the first of its kind in the UK. The new Centre was officially launched by Dr Satinder Sartaaj, renowned Punjabi singer and poet, in the Chancellor’s Hall at the University’s City Campus at a celebratory ceremony attended by members of the local community, University staff and students as well a...
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Sophia Duleep Singh: The Princess and Suffragette who stamped her authority in the UK.

 Sophia Duleep Singh stamped her authority in more ways than one and in 2018 she is being remembered in a fitting way with the release of a stamp by the Royal Mail in the UK on 15th February 2018. The interesting and colourful life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876 –1948) is being immortalised in a commemorative stamp in the UK. Sophia was the Granddaughter of the Lion of the Punjab-Maharaj...
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Memorial to SIkh Soldiers confirmed in London

More than 80,000 turban-wearing Sikh soldiers are estimated to have died fighting for Britain during the two world wars, with 100,000 more injured. The campaign for a memorial to their efforts to be built in London has won the support of more than 27,000 people in an online petition. It also gained cross-party backing from the likes of Labour leader Mr Corbyn, Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Ca...
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Anglo SIkh Wars on the popular BBC Antiques Roadtrip

BBC Antiques Roadtrip The Sikh Museum Initiative was filmed for the popular BBC Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip programme. The Sikh Museum Initiative formulated the Anglo Sikh Wars project this year to shed light on the highly contested wars between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company from 1845-1849. The exhibition has led to considerable interest not just locally and nationally but, it h...
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Sikh army was betrayed in the Anglo Sikh Wars

 Historians Amar Pal Sidhu, Mandeep Rai, Sukhmani Bal Riar and William Dalrymple in the session on Anglo-Sikh wars, at the Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Anil Dayal/HT) The Anglo-Sikh Wars of 1845 and 1848 are the only two instances where the generals betrayed their own army. The complex account of how it changed the course of Indian history was the topic of discussion d...
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Anglo Sikh history in Worcester

Visit to Worcester The SMI made a visit to Worcestershire, Gurinder Singh Mann and a volunteer, Jasmohan Singh Obhi  went to see what artefacts and history was related to the Anglo Sikh Wars in this city. This was a visit which was necessary to help further highlight how widespread artefacts from the Anglo Sikh Wars are, in addition to negotiating and collecting the artefacts for display and 3D...
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