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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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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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Launch of the Festival of Norfolk and Punjab. 15th June 2019

15th JuneAncient House Museum, Thetford, Norfolk. The launch of the Sophia Duleep Singh Exhibition at Ancient House Museum took place in the morning. The building was owned by the Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, son of Maharajah Duleep Singh who donated it to the town of Thetford. The museum is hosting a pop-up exhibition on the life and importance of the Sophia Duleep Singh and the Suf...
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Sikh Digital Relics and Artefacts Showcase-Birmingham

Birmingham Nagar Kirtan
Sunday 28th April 2019, Handsworth Park, Hinstock Rd, B20 2ET, Birmingham. Over 30,000 turned out to the annual Nagar Kirtan and Vaisakhi Celebrations in Birmingham. The Sikh Museum Initiative was able to showcase their recent work to the visitors to the celebrations. Using touchscreen monitors and a virtual reality setup the crowds got to see Anglo Sikh objects in 3d. We received g...
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Destruction of Historic Gateway at Tarn Tarn

Sri Tarn Tarn Sahib Historic gateway demolished Information was received last night(30/03/2019) that the historic Darshan Deori (gateway) leading to the main Gurdwara or Darbar Sahib at Tarn Tran was demolished by Kar Sewa seminary headed by Baba Jagtar Singh. The town of Tarn Tarn was founded by Guru Arjun Dev where he laid the foundation of the Gurdwara. During the Misl period parts of the Sa...
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