Author Archives: gsmann

New Book: The Rise of the Sikh Soldier

NEW BOOK HIGHLIGHTS THE RICH SIKH MILITARY HISTORY OVER 200 YEARS THE RISE OF THE SIKH SOLDIER The Sikh Warrior through the ages, c1700-1900 (Helion and Company). By Gurinder Singh MannGeneral – Pages : 290 | Images : 15 colour & 32 b/w illustrations, 16 colour & 22 b/w photos, 10 maps ISBN-‏191507052X ISBN-‏978-1915070524 The book is unique in that it ...

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Revisiting the Sikh Empire Event Report

Revisiting the Sikh Empire Event by the Sikh Museum Initiative16th March 2022Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester On the 16th of March 2022, Leicester was the location of a great evening exploring the history and heritage of the Sikh Empire. The packed-out event was a Q and A was with authors and historians: Peter Bance and Gurinder Singh Mann. Peter ...

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Akali Turban in 3d

Reimagined through immersive technologies The Sikh Museum Initiative/Taran 3d have been working with the Royal Armouries for two years to recreate the Akali Turban in their collection. The other objects which have been 3d modelled include a shield and helmet turban. The Akali Turban represents the third object from the collections. This adds to over 20 objects already created in ...

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Koh-i-noor Diamond in 3d

The heritage organisation, Sikh Museum Initiative based in the Uk has recreated the Koh-i-Noor Diamond as it was during the time of the Sikh Empire. A very famous diamond, but what is the history behind it? How can technology bring Sikh artefacts alive? History The history of the Koh-i-Noor or ‘Mountain of Light’ diamond is steeped in myth and anecdote, ...

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Rare Sikh Maharajah’s Sword recreated in 3d

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Rare Maharaja’s Khanda/pistol recreated in 3d Part of the UK project Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum The Sikh Museum Initiative led by Sikh Scholar Gurinder Singh Mann is proud to release the 3d recreation of a rare Khanda/pistol which originally came from Patiala. This sword referred to as a Khanda is characterised by a basket hilt and a  double-edged blade. Whilst ...

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