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Need to translate documents on Ranjit Singh’s rule, says Pak historian

Patiala, Punjab: Nearly 8,000 letters and documents written in Persian are lying at Anarkali’s Tomb in Pakistan’s Lahore city and their translation could provide an insight into the undocumented administrative and personal details of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, says art historian Fakir Syed Aijazuddin from Lahore. “During course of research for my book that traces the history of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s rule ...

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Akal Takht to honour Sikh historian

Chandigarh: The Akal Takht Jathedar will bestow the title of National Professor of Sikhism on Dr Kirpal Singh, an eminent historian and author of several books, including one on the Partition, early next week. “I have got a communication that a function in this regard will be held on January 21 at the Golden Temple,” said Prof Kirpal Singh, who turned ...

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Subeg Singh and Śāhbāz Singh – This pain it is a Wheel of Fire

It is time’s own secret when Subeg Singh was born, but we know that the place of his birth was the Jagīr Rāi Bhāgā of the village Jambar in the district of Lāhaur, whose he Zamīndār was to become later on. Subeg Singh was well versed in Persian and Arabic, which he started learning as a young child, and he ...

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Rawalsar Gurdwara – its Importance

Mandi, HP: In his “Mahankosh” (Panjabi encyclopaedia) Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha refers to Rawalsar as the place where Guru Gobind Singh ji addressed the hill rajas (in 1701). From gurdwara and open divaan stages, dhadhis and kavishars (folk singers and poets), including our father Giani Harchand Singh Bassian of Malaya, used to recite Guru Sahib’s revolutionary thunderous challenge to the ...

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New graphic novel about Guru Harkrishan Ji released by Gyan Khand Media

Delhi: He led the Sikhs for two and a half years and spent part of that time in Delhi tending to the sick and poor during an epidemic of smallpox. Thousands were healed by Guru Har Krishan. The disease subsided in Delhi but the Guru took the suffering of the people upon himself and succumbed to smallpox at the age of ...

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