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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: Battles, Treaties and Relics. These relics include manuscripts, arms and armour and many other items of interest. Mann also explained how new technologies can help in the preservation of Sikh history and heritage. He shared many unimaginable hidden aspects of Sikh History and urgent need and ways for further research and exploration regarding British era of Punjab.

Gurinder Singh Mann discussing the reign of Maharajah Ranjit Singh and the Sikh Empire

Dr Mehal Singh(Principle) of Khalsa College, praised the importance of preserving Sikh Relics and thanked Gurinder Singh Mann for bringing the exciting development from the UK to India. Dr Kuldip Singh (Sikh History Research Department) praised Mann on his lecture and  stated that he welcome his input into the Museum to be built at Khalsa College. Mann was given a set of books highlighting the history of Khalsa College as well as a tour of the Sikh History and Research Department. 

Mann appreciated the upcoming new Sikh Heritage Museum building at Khalsa College and offered to make best use of the Sikh Museum Initiative technological expertise exchange to preserve our rich Sikh Heritage. Alot of other Sikh History matters were also discussed including Museums, War Memorials and Sikh Soldiers in World Wars. Tribune India and other news agencies reported on the lecture.

S. Sukhdev Singh Sandhanwalia, Dr. Heera Singh fm Deptt. Of Punjabi, Dr. Kuldip Singh Dhillon, , Gurinder Singh Mann, Bhatti Harpreet Singh, Amardeep Singh Mann, Dr. Ramandeep Singh Bathinda, Asst. Prof., Bhatinda College of law, Amardeep Singh Bandesha from UK,

Thanks to Bhatti Harpreet Singh and Ramandeep Singh Sidhu for the additional photos.


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