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Sikh Museum Initiative looks at the relationship between the British and the Sikhs.

The official online launch of the Sikh Museum Initiative There has been a long history linking the Sikhs to the British since the eighteenth century. This history is relatively unknown and requires an initiative to bring closer introspection and investigation. As a result the Sikh Museum Initiative (SMI) will focus on locating and uncovering relics and artefacts which bind the two communities tog...
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SMI Lecture: Sikh Army Identity in World War 1

Alternative Stories from the trenches Commemorations of Indian soldiers in World War 1 Concurrences in postcolonial research-- perspectives, methodologies, engagements Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden, 20-23 August 2015 A panel of experts give their presentations related to the Indian soldiers contribution to the great war. This included one by SMI's Gurinder Singh Mann who looked at ho...
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Kickstarter campaign to create statues of famous 18th Century Sikh warrior – Garja Singh

Update: 02/09/2015 This project has been funded but you can still contribute towards the project. A fantastic project supported by the SMI. On Friday, 21 August 2015 a new kickstarter campaign was started to raise funds to mass produce a statue of famous Sikh warrior Garja Singh from the famous Sikh historic event of 1739. Taran Singh a 3D designer from Birmingham UK who has worked in th...
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UK-based historian makes documentary on Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his legacy

UK-based historian makes documentary on Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his legacyHaving come to India with a French delegation with an aim to bolster commerce and trade between France and India (especially with Punjab) by promoting rich Punjabi heritage among the Sikh community in France. UK-based writer, historian and filmmaker Bobby Singh Bansal on Monday talked about ‘Europeans at the court of M...
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Maharaja Duleep Singh gallery to be set up at Thetford Museum

A new gallery named after late Maharaja Duleep Singh is planned for the Ancient House Museum in Thetford town, half way between Cambridge and Norwich, displaying family artefacts never seen before. This information was revealed exclusively to The Tribune last Friday on a day of celebrations to mark the refurbishment of the graves of Duleep Singh and members of his immediate family in the nearby vi...
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Bhai Maharaj Aretfacts on display

Personal artefacts of revered Sikh saint and soldier who died in a S'pore prison, on display SINGAPORE - History buffs will get the rare chance to see artefacts belonging to Sikh Saint-Soldier Bhai Maharaj Singh at a two-day exhibition at the Gurdwara Sahib Silat Road (Silat Road Sikh Temple) in Bukit Merah on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibition, put up by the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board...
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SMI Lecture report: Documenting Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK

Documenting Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK The second International Sikh Research Conference (ISRC) showcased the research of University students as well as seasoned scholars of the Sikh faith. The conference was convened by Harjinder Singh Lallie (University of Warwick) and Gurinder Singh Mann (Director of the Sikh Museum Initiative). The event followed on from the tremendous success of...
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SMI Exhibition: An Indian Summer

  An Indian Summer takes place at 15+ venues and locations in Leicester City Centre – with live performances, activities and workshops in film, music, dance, comedy, art, theatre, fashion, talks & debates, exhibitions, food. ! The SMI was representing at this important event in Leicester from 19th June to the 28th June 2015. The team had created a powerpoint presentation and thi...
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