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New book: The British and the Sikhs: Discovery, Warfare and Friendship c1700-1900

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THE BRITISH AND THE SIKHS C1700-1900Discovery, Warfare and FriendshipHelion & CompanyISBN: 9781911628248Images: 8pp colour section & 23 b/w images By Gurinder Singh Mann A newly published book weaves readers through anecdotes and important events highlighting the remarkable relationship between the British and the Sikhs which exists to this day. In this deeply-researched book, M...
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THE SIKH HERITAGE Beyond Borders-Book review

Sikh Heritage is not lost just Misplaced Review of The Sikh Heritage Beyond Borders by Dalvir Singh Pannu Dalvir Singh Pannu, a dental practitioner by trade delivers a book rich with history that connects the Panjab of Pakistan with the diaspora of today.   Now available at Amazon UK Some will look at the state of some Gurdwaras, Haveli’s and other structures of the Sikh...
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Napoleon Bonaparte to the Duke of Wellington: The sword at the Battle of Ferozeshah

SMI 11: GOLD-HILTED SWORD (GLAIVE)  Date: Before 1800Origin: France-Napolean Bonaparte Presented by the Duke of Wellington to Lt. Col. Sir Henry Hardinge, later Field Marshal 1st Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, in 1817. Worn by him at the Battle of Ferozeshah in 1845. It was said to have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), the French statesman and military leader  Read t...
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3d museum featured on BBC world service

Sikh history through virtual environments-Take me to VR churchBBC Heart and Soul AIRED ON Fri 20 Mar 2020 at 12:30 UKVisit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct0pcg (UK only) or BBC iplayer to hear the full programme. The Sikhmuseum Initiative was featured on the Global reaching programme Heart and Soul on the BBC World Service which reached millions of people around the world. See our on...
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Rare Sikh Maharajah’s Sword recreated in 3d

SMI 9: Khanda (with pistol) Date: before 1879 Original Location: Patiala, Punjab. Present location: Nottingham Museum Service Museum No: NCM 1879-105 This sword referred to as a Khanda is characterised by a basket hilt and a double-edged blade. Whilst traditionally associated with the Sikhs the Khanda has its origins in Orissa and was adopted by the Rajput’s in Northern India. The pe...
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Sikh Museum Initiative 2019 Review

We had a great 2019 undertaking showcases, research, lectures and ensuring that Sikh history was explored with all age ranges and diverse audiences across the UK. We contributed towards the Alice Hawkins and Votes for Women exhibition at New Walk Museum. Together with a “Legacy of Sophia Duleep Singh” panel discussion with Anisha Johal and Kiran Kaur (University of Derby) and Jaskiran Bhog...
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World’s First Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM) Launched

Thursday 8th August 2019New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, UK Thursday 8th August saw the launch of a new ground breaking Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM), a revolutionary project bringing to life Sikh relics and artefacts, at New Walk Museum in Leicester UK. The well attended event was hosted by respected community Sikh representative, Daljit Singh Makan, who introduced speeches ...
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Maharaja Ranjit Singh sculpture unveiled at Lahore Fort

Ranjit Singh Statue unveiled at Lahore on 27th June 2019. LAHORE-A life-size sculpture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was unveiled on June 27 outside the Sikh Gallery at Lahore Fort on the180th death anniversary of Ranjit Singh. The life-size statue of Sikh Punjabi ruler is first of its kind in Pakistan. Ranjit Singh in sculpture is sitting on his favorite Arabic horse named Kahar bahar, wh...
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Virtual Reality showcased at RBS Sikh Network event

18th June 2019 RBS Sikh Network Bishopsgate London The Sikh Museum Initiative Team showcasing at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Sikh Network event “Honouring our Past, Embracing our Future” in London. With over 200 people in attendance, the event was an excellent opportunity to showcase the Sikh Museum’s work and vision. Giving the user an immersive and interactive experience of historical...
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