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.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Anglo Sikh Wars project launched in Leicester

The Sikh Museum Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the Anglo Sikh Wars website. The site will cover all information related to the project: Anglo Sikh Wars: Battles, Treaties and Relics.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The technological revolution in promoting Sikh arts

The technological revolution in promoting Sikh arts

Gurinder Singh Mann, Sikh Museum Initiative (SMI)

Lecture delivered at British Association for the Study of Religions(BASR) 2016 Conference, University of Wolverhampton.5th-7th September 2016.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Discourse on the martial scripture

The Granth of Guru Gobind Singh: Essays, Lectures and Translations reviewed
by Chhanda Chatterje, Professor, Dept of History, Visva-bharati university, West Bengal

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Sikh scholar honoured for research on Sri Dasam Granth Sahib

Sikh scholar Gurinder Singh honoured with a plaque and Siropa.

Shri Guru Ravi Dass temple, Leicester 03/06/2015
Gurinder Singh Mann had a pleasure of having darshan of Jathedar Baba Nihal Singh
of the Taruna Dal Nihang Singhs. The Nihang Singhs since the time of Guru Gobind Singh have looked after many Gurdwaras as well as elucidating the sikh scriptures

SMI lecture: Jassa Singh Ramgharia was a 'lion in battle'

Ramgharia Council UK celebrates: Ramgharia Misl Day

On Monday 30th May Gurinder Singh Mann delivered a special presentation on the history and legacy of Sikh warrior of the Ramgharia Misl-Jassa Singh Ramgharia (1723-1803).

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Guru Gobind Singh's armour recreated in 3D

Taran3D has joined with the Sikh Museum Initiative (SMI) to recreate one of the plates from the body armour of Guru Gobind Singh. The body armour commonly known as Charaina or four mirrors has been patterned to bring out the glory of this important historical item.

The Granth of Guru Gobind Singh USA book release

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

SMI lecture: Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK

Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK
University of Leicester

On Tuesday 8th March 2016, the University of Leicester’s Sikh Society and the Sikh Museum Initiative(SMI)  proudly presented a a double guest speaker event.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

International Sikh Research Conference 2016: Call for papers

The ISRC has been successful in arranging two conferences in Sikh studies in the UK. We aim to encourage the global Sikh diaspora to engage with academic scholars and researchers to make this another important global event. The conference is convened by Gurinder Singh Mann and Harjinder Singh Lallie.

Monday, 25 January 2016

The Guru’s warrior scripture

The Guru’s warrior scripture

A portrait of the Tenth Guru hunting from the ‘Anandpuri’ recension of Dasam Granth from 1696 AD. © Joginder Singh Ahluwalia