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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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More exposure needed on the Anglo Sikh Wars

This was the key message given by a panel of authors who were discussing the Sikh Empire and the Anglo Sikh Wars of 1845-1849. The often neglected wars from the nineteenth century which pitched the Sikh Empire against the East India Company were to put the British Empire in the balance. The evening was hosted by Kartar Singh of the Sikh Museum Initiative and part of the Contemporary Sikh Art e...
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Princess Bamba’s museum opens to public

After a lapse of several years, the general public will witness the masterpieces of art at The Princess Bamba’s museum in Lahore Fort, which earlier were only available for important foreign delegates as well as VVIPs visiting the monument. Princess Bamba’s museum situated in Lahore Fort, which was under the control of Punjab Archeology Department, had been closed to general public for a lo...
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Lahore to have Sikh Heritage Museum

Bust of Maharaja Duleep Singh at the Lahore Fort LAHORE - More than 500 Sikhs are in the Punjab capital city to attend their annual religious rituals on the 177th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh. These pilgrims will carry a very good news for the Sikh community – establishment of a Sikh Heritage Museum – on their way back to India and other countries across the globe. The Evacuee...
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SMI Lecture: The Lost Sikh Heritage in Pakistan

Saturday 25th June 2016 Ramgharia Board Gurdwara Leicester After the partition of India many sacred shrines of the Sikhs were lost to Pakistan. As a result over the many decades the history and heritage of the Sikhs in Pakistan has been disappearing due to neglect, and the forcible possession of sacred areas. So it becomes more imperative that the heritage of the Sikhs is further understoo...
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Amritsar: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s statue to be installed at Malika Da Butt

Statues of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, Akali Phula Singh and Hari Singh Nalwa to be installed. The Malika Da Butt roundabout, close to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, will soon have a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh – the famed Punjab ruler whose kingdom was annexed by the British soon after his death in 1839. The roundabout once had the statue of Queen Victoria of England but was removed nearly 30...
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Fading frescoes calls for a facelift

Time has taken a toll on the 19th century murals on the walls of Palkiana Sahib in Amritsar by Kanwarjit Singh Kang I first visited Palkiana Sahib in 1971. I was researching on mural paintings in 19th century Punjab and its walls — both of the inner shrine and the circumambulatory — delighted me. The more than 50 fresco panels, most of these from the Ramayana, and executed on glazed lime plast...
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Maharaja Ranjit Singhs statue to be installed in France in September

Modern miniature of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Chandigarh, Apr 6 (PTI) A statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh will be installed in Frances Saint-Tropez town, the birth place of his Army General Jean-Francois Allard, in September this year.Together with the installation of busts of General Allard and his wife Bannou Pan Dei. Henri Prevosat-Allard, Deputy Mayor and in-charge of tourism of Saint-Tropez t...
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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 Sikh Empire – Treaty with a King

Portrait of Charles Theophilus Metcalfe By Pardeep Nagra The Sikh faith originated in the late 1400’s within a social and geo political and geo demographic region of one of the oldest civilizations in the Indus Valley. The Indus Valley Civilisation is also known as the Harappan Civilisation, after Harappa, the first of its sites to be excavated in the 1920s, in what was then the Punjab provinc...
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