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Overflowing garbage marks the spot where the final blow was dealt to the Sikh Empire

The pavilion which contained one of the most famous gardens in Lahore is now in ruins. Sitting inside the baradari (pavilion), Maharaja Sher Singh and his son, Kanvar Pratab Singh, watched the Khalsa Army parade in front of them. Before him, his father, Maharaja Ranjit Singh too sometimes used to inspect his army at this garden, earning it the title of parade ground. The river Ravi flowed ju...
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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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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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