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Anglo Sikh Wars

Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture

Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture 18th September 2018 Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi On the 18th September head of the Sikh Museum Initiative-Gurinder Singh Mann gave a special lecture  on Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK at the prestigious Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan. The institute has undertaken great work on manuscripts, Sikh relics and preserving the works of Bhai V...
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Sikh Relics and Artefacts lecture: 125th anniversary of the death of Duleep Singh

Sikh Relics and Artefacts: From the past to the technological future with Gurinder Singh Mann and Taranjit Singh *** Part of the Festival of Thetford & Punjab *** Taranjit Singh discussing how arrows can be 3d scanned. We present a lecture undertaken as part of the Essex Cultural Diversity Project organised Festival of Thetford & Punjab, marking the 125th anniversary of the death of D...
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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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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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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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The great antiques heist in Punjab

The sculpture found in Sangrur that was stolen. The great antiques heist in Punjab Unchecked all the time, unnoticed at times, history is being stolen systematically While digging a mound, a 10-year-old girl discovered a stone sculpture at Mard Khera village in Sangrur in 1980. Villagers placed it in a specially-built room and it soon became the centre of activities. Weddings, Hindu or Sikh...
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Saragarhi: The filming of the true story of 21 Sikh soldiers

Saragarhi: The True Story of 21 Sikh soldiers who defended their post against 10k enemy, coming soon from Dot Hyphen Productions‬ in association with KTV and Taran3D. Jay Singh-Sohal who undertook a great lecture as part of the SMI's Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition will be releasing his long awaited movie on Saragarhi. The Sikh Museum initiative has assisted the project. SMI's Gurinder Si...
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