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Sikh Women in history: Sikh Empire to Suffragettes-Lecture

*The role played by Sikh women during the Sikh Empire and beyond has been marginalised,  as a result a hard hitting lecture by Dr Priya Atwal  set out to explain the importance that women have played over a century. * Dr Priya Atwal undertook her PHD thesis on the royalty of the Sikh Empire at the University of Oxford. On 20th July 2018, a special took place looking at the role of Sikh wom...
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Plaque unveiled marking Maharaja’s links to Gravesend

Plaque honoring Maharajah Duleep Singh The last King of the Sikh Empire has been honoured in a Kent town which has a unique link to his story. Maharaja Duleep Singh was deposed from his leadership by the British at a young age and sent into exile in Britain. He was even a friend of Queen Victoria's during his time in England. However, in 1886 Maharaja Duleep Singh attempted to sail from G...
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The Sikh past can be preserved now

Sikh Relics and Artefacts: From the past to the technological future Saturday 7th July 2018 Guildhall, Thetford "The Sikh past can be preserved now"  this was the statement made the head of the Sikh Museum Initiative, Gurinder Singh Mann and developer Taranjit Singh in a special lecture on Sikh relics and artefacts at the opening day of the Thetford and Punjab Festival. The lecture formed...
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Thetford and Punjab Festival kicks off

A festival celebrating the cultural link between Thetford and the Punjab has officially begun. Saturday 7th June 2018 Reporting from Ancient Houses Museum Thetford and the Guildhall. Numerous events, activities and celebrations will be held during the two-week Festival of Thetford and Punjab, which will run until July 21. It will also commemorate the 125 anniversary of the death of Mahara...
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More exposure needed on the Anglo Sikh Wars

This was the key message given by a panel of authors who were discussing the Sikh Empire and the Anglo Sikh Wars of 1845-1849. The often neglected wars from the nineteenth century which pitched the Sikh Empire against the East India Company were to put the British Empire in the balance. The evening was hosted by Kartar Singh of the Sikh Museum Initiative and part of the Contemporary Sikh Art e...
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Contemporary Sikh Art Exhibition Launch Video

The Contemporary Sikh Art exhibition was launched in the heart of Leicester on 11th May, initiated by the Sikh Museum Initiative and Art Sikh. The exhibition was opened by Assistant City Mayor-Councillor Manjula Sood. The evening was hosted by the Kartar Singh (Sikh Museum Initiative), who explained the importance of having such events where the rich the history of the Sikh faith could be e...
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Sikh soldier wears turban in Queen’s official birthday parade video

BBC East Midlands Today 11/06/2018 6.30pm Leicester's Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall wears a turban in Saturday's Trooping the Colour event. Also interview with Kartar Singh from the Sikh Museum Initiative at the 'Contemporary Sikh Art Exhibition' running from 12th May to 31st July 2018.
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Rinrio-Sikh Artwork from Russia with Love

Rinrio-Sikh Artwork from Russia with Love Rinrio is an artist based in Chelyabinsk, Russia she undertakes traditional artwork and 2D Digital work. She has undertaken portraits of the Sikh Gurus and other Sikh related portraits. Her depictions of the Gurus and a ‘Defender’ Sikh Woman can be seen at the Contemporary Sikh Art exhibition. She was interviewed by Sikh scholar and head of the Sikh Mus...
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Introduction to the Sikh faith

  Introduction to the Sikh faith by Kartar Singh lecture 16th May 2018 As part of the exhibition Contemporary Sikh Art exhibition by the Sikh Museum Initiative and Art Sikh Kartar Singh gave a interesting lecture on the Sikh faith on the 16th May at the Leicester Adult Education College. With introspection on the word Sikhi through to the elaboration of Sikh portraits in the exhibit...
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