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Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s palace in Dinanagar losing glory

The palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur in a dilapidated condition.

Dinanagar, India: Dinanagar, a tiny town in Gurdaspur District, can boast of being the erstwhile summer capital of the great Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but it has failed to maintain the glory of the monuments related with him. The structures once owned by the emperor are turning into ruins as nobody is bothered about their continuous collapse. Even the ...

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Rare books on Maharaja Ranjit Singh up for grabs at London auction

Rare books on Maharaja Ranjit Singh up for grabs at London auction

A unique collection of books on Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his times, accounts of the Lahore Durbar and insights into the daily life of the Sikh Court during the reign of Maharaja Dalip Singh are part of the forthcoming London sale devoted to antiquarian books and photographs from the 19th century. These books are all part of a private library ...

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Historic Ram Bagh Garden faces utter neglect

The historic Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Ram Bagh Garden; (right) garbage dumped at the historic palace in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the Union Ministry of Tourism has released a grant of Rs 2.32 crore for accelerating the conservation work of the historic Ram Bagh Garden — the Summer Palace of legendary Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh – it continues to remain one of the most neglected heritage sites. The tussle between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and ...

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Historic fort waits to be opened for public

A view of the Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar on Monday.

Amritsar, Punjab: MRITSAR: The Gobindgarh Fort, a legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh that remained under the control of the army for over 150 years, is yet to be thrown open to the public even as its keys were handed over to the civil administration in 2006 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. While there seems to be no dearth of ...

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Sikh scholar discusses the history of the Akali Nihangs

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, UK

Leicester, UK: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, UK on 13th July 2014 hosted a lecture on the Akali Nihangs. This was part of the exhibition: Sikh Fortress Turban running until 17th August 2014. The talk was announced by Daljit Singh Makan who works with various organisations and groups to promote the Sikh faith.  The speaker was Historian and Author, ...

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