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British and the Sikhs

BBC radio programme The Sikh Empire

The Sikh Empire: In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the rise of the Sikh Empire in the 18th Century under Ranjit Singh, who unified the Sikh kingdoms as the Mughal Empire declined. He became Maharaja of the Panjab at Lahore in 1801, capturing Amritsar the following year. His empire flourished until 1839, after which a decade of unrest ended with the British annexation. Thursday 7 Ap...
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The Battle of Ferozeshah commemorated by British soldiers and Sikhs

Sikhs and soldiers mark anniversary of Battle of Ferozeshah Soldiers and representatives from Wolverhampton's Sikh community joined together to commemorate the 170th anniversary of a key battle. More than 80 civilians joined 180 soldiers from the Mercian Regiment to honour the Battle of Ferozeshah.The Battle of Ferozeshah was fought in what is now Northern India on December 21 and 22, 1845, du...
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Sikh Museum Initiative presents the Anglo Sikh Treaties project

Anglo Sikh Treaties Project The Anglo Sikh treaties project has considered the various interactions and proclamations initiated between the British and the Sikhs. The British had been subjugating various areas of the India sub-continent and by the turn of the nineteenth century they were examining the strength of the Sikhs. Col. John Malcolm from the East India Company first initiated a treaty ...
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Anglo-Sikh war memorial in Aliwal renovated

The monument as seen in 2000.  The recently renovated and beautified Anglo-Sikh War Memorial at Aliwal village was inaugurated on Tuesday. The monument was built to commemorate the battle of Aliwal which took place in 1846 The 150-year-old monument is also referred to as the Flame of Memory Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar in the presence of Manp...
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