Monday, 13 March 2017

First ever 3D augmented reality exhibition launched in Leicester: Anglo Sikh Wars 1845-1849

From left to right - Councillor Piara Singh Clair, Head of Museums Sarah Levitt, Captain Makand Singh, Head of SMI Gurinder Singh Mann, Captain Mark Hughes, SMI's Raj Mann.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Sikh history, heritage: Lectures and developments 2016

Sikh history, heritage: Lectures and developments 2016

Another packed year full of disseminating information on Sikh history and heritage, working with
talented individuals and professionals across the world.

Monday, 26 December 2016

The Anglo Sikh Wars: The Battle of Ferozeshah 171st anniversary lecture held at Newarke Houses Museum

A special lecture took place in Leicester on friday 9th December. It was part of a series of events undertaken by the Sikh Museum Initiative (SMI) related to the Anglo Sikh Wars which took place between the Sikh empire and the East India Company between 1845 and 1849.

Battle of Ferozeshah discussed on BBC Radio Leicester

Gurinder Singh Mann, Head of the SMI was at BBC Radio Leicester on the Ben Jackson show. He was interviewed about the Battle of Ferozeshah, the second battle in the first Anglo Sikh War. He also talked about the Anglo Sikh Wars project: Battles, Treaties and Relics.

Sikh Museum Initiative on the Akaal Channel


Head of the SMI, Gurinder Singh Mann discusses the importance of Sikh artefacts and relics on the Akaal channel. There was also a discussion related to the tensions between India and Pakistan with Nirmal Singh Kandhalvi.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Akali Phula Singh a 'sort of night templar'

Akali Phula Singh depicted on ivory

Akali Phula Singh, the head of the Akal Takht and the Akali Nihangs was suspicious of the British and for good reason.