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Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Dhyan Singh Haveli in need of restoration

LAHORE: On that October day, the boon companion of the king of the Punjab threatened the prime minister with dire consequences within 24 hours. Kharak Singh had inherited the vast kingdom from his father Maharaja Ranjit Singh. By all accounts, he had neither the intellect nor the will to manage statecraft and was much given to excessive amounts of opium and wine. He was close to one of his wife...
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Proposed statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in France faces opposition

Images of General Allard, Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the wife of Allard, Bannu Pan Dei In July 2015, the Punjab Government announced the proposal of installing a statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Saint-Tropez, France. The Punjab government is set to place orders for two statues of legendary Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh — one to be installed in a French tourist town associated with his army...
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British Library acquires group of Sikh Miniatures on Ivory

Add.Or.5680-82 Inscribed: Now Mahal Sing successor to Rangeet Sing [i.e. Kharak Singh]; Maharajah of Lahore Ranjeet Sing; Bahadoor Shaw present King of Delhi [i.e. Akbar II] (British Library, Add.Or.5680-82) A recently acquired group of miniatures painted on ivory and laid down on paper supports with identifying inscriptions, still mostly with their original glass, is of considerable interest....
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Rare fresco at Ranjit Singh’s palace in ruins

A rare fresco depicting Raas Leela of Lord Krishna, which has peeled off from the walls of a room of the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Ram Bagh in Amritsar. Call it inordinate delay in the preservation work or lack of a professional approach on the part of the Departments of Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archaeology and Museums, Punjab, involved in its conservation, the beautiful fresc...
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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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Restoration of Ranjit Singh’s Summer Palace gathers pace

After a gap of few years, the restoration work of the historic Ram Bagh, the summer palace of legendary Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh has gathered pace. The conservation work remained closed for the past year. At present, wooden doors and windows of the heritage structure are being repaired and replaced. The damaged roof of the main Darbar Hall is also being restored. The inordinate delay in...
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Warrior Princess-Sophia Duleep Singh

Warrior Princess By Anita Anand A very good friend of mine, who also happens to be a rather well-known author, dipped deep into his vocabulary to summon the mot juste , which might best describe my current situation. "You, Anita, are a very lucky cow!" Having found for the subject of my first biography, a woman who was simultaneously an Indian Princess, goddaughter of Queen Victoria, re...
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Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s 235th birth anniversary: Some facts on the founder of the Sikh empire

Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780 –1839). He is seated on a European chair, facing to the right. He holds a flower in his right hand and a piece of cloth in his left hand. His right leg is bent and rests on his left knee whilst his left foot rests on a stool. He wears decorated clothing and lavish jewellery on his turban. © The Trustees of the Briti...
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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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Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama gets facelift

The freshly painted statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the entrance of the panorama gives a fresh look. The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panoramo, Amritsar houses many Sikh artefacts and relics. This includes Sikh weapons, manuscripts and a historic chair of Ranjit Singh. The Municipal Corporation has given a complete facelift to Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, inside the historic Ram Bagh. Mah...
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