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Anglo Sikh Wars project launch

The Sikh Museum Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the Anglo Sikh Wars website. Project launch Anglo Sikh Wars: Battles, Treaties and Relics Newarke houses Museum, Leicester 14th October 2016 For many years, the fabled diamond known as the Koh-i-noor has received much interest from both India and the UK. The diamond was taken by the British as part of a treaty initiated...
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Cultural Representation

This article was printed for INTEL. SMI's Gurinder Singh Mann was interviewed for the story. As one of the first major franchises to set a game in the country, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India brings an underserved cultural identity to light. India is a diverse country, home to some 3499 separate communities and 325 different languages and dialects, according to one anthropological sur...
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Three things you didn’t know about the Kohinoor

No other gem has captured imaginations as the Koh-i-noor, the ‘mountain of light’, and it continues to make news even now, with the Supreme Court of India asking the government what its plans were, after a plea was entered to bring back the diamond from the UK, where it currently is. As with many other historical objects, the Koh-i-noor also has entered the realm of legends, with many myths...
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SMI Lecture: Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK

Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK On Tuesday 8th March 2016, the University of Leicester’s Sikh Society and the Sikh Museum Initiative proudly presented a a double guest speaker event. The first speaker: Harry Singh, spoke about the ‘Revolutionary Spiritualism of Guru Nanak to Evolutionary Sikhism of Guru Gobind Singh’. He alluded to the simple philosophy of Guru Nanak as well as giving sp...
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Court dismisses plea filed to bring Kohinoor to Pakistan

A Pakistani court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by a barrister seeking direction to the government to bring back the famed Kohinoor diamond, which India has been trying to get from the UK for years, terming the plea as non-maintainable. Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffry, had filed a plea in the Lahore High Court, naming Queen Elizabeth II and British High Commission in Pakistan respondents,...
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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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