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  1. I'm pretty sure I've posted these letters previously (a long time ago). But I'm linking this site here because the edition of the works therein also contains a transliteration of the original Panjabi used by M. Jind Kaur in her letters, which wasn't in the later edition I previously encountered. It'd be a project to rescribe them into Gurmukhi. https://issuu.com/sikhdigitallibrary/docs/three_letters_of_maharani_jind_kaur
  2. Museum agrees to return looted collection of 72 treasured artefacts to Nigeria because it is the 'moral and appropriate' thing to do The Horniman Museum in London agreed to return the Benin Bronzes to Nigeria The brass plaques are among 72 objects looted in 1897 by British in west Africa Museum agreed to return artifacts as it is the 'moral and appropriate' thing to do You can see clear Indic influence on the Cambodian pieces.
  3. Forgotten stories of the bravery of the 1.5m Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in WWI and the racism they faced in the trenches are revealed in newly-uncovered interviews with veterans Around 1.5 million men, mainly from remote north Indian villages fought with the British from 1914 to 1918 Fighting under the command of their colonial masters they faced racism, brutality and prejudice in the war The truth about their service is revealed in veteran interview transcripts offered to the British Library https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6325571/Forg
  4. 'We must strive to do better': Prince Charles says there is a 'collective need' to 'come to terms with Canada's dark and difficult' past in first royal tour speech as he faces calls to apologise for the treatment of indigenous communities Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Canada on Tuesday for their three-day tour Couple took part in a 'solemn moment of reflection and prayer' upon landing and were welcomed by Trudeau The royals face calls to apologise on behalf of the royal family for the treatment of indigenous communities Royal also expected to spe
  5. https://www.scribd.com/document/400476218/History-of-indigenous-education-in-the-Panjab-By-G-W-Leitner-first-published-in-1883
  6. End of an era: Prince Charles touches down in Barbados for ceremony to remove the Queen as head of state after Caribbean nation decided to become a republic Queen's oldest son arrived in Barbados on Sunday ahead of a ceremony marking the dawn of their republic Her Majesty will no longer be head of state. Dame Sandra Mason will be sworn in as Barbados's first president Barbados is one of the Queen's 16 realms, countries where she's head of state, but will this will end on Tuesday Island's constitution allows them to remove the monarch amid disquiet over lack of a referend
  7. I thought this was interesting: Empire with Sathnam Sanghera
  8. In 1846 C.E., when they had defeated the Sikh nation of Punjab, the officers of the British East India company found themselves in charge of a vast tract of land inhabited by a proud people with a history of surviving political and religious oppression. The Khalsa Sikhs, the order of "saint-soldiers" founded by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699 had weathered Mughal oppression and rebounded from two ghallugharas, or "holocausts" (1746 and 1762). When the Sikh confederacy was joined together by Maharaja Ranjeet Singh in 1801, it governed a domain the size of France. The Punjab was the last part of the I
  9. Waheguru!!! Bodies of 215 children are found in mass grave at Catholic Church-run 'Indian residential school' as ex-student recalls how classmates would vanish and PM Justin Trudeau brands discovery 'shameful' Remains of 215 children have been found at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia in Canada The remains were found with the help of a ground penetrating radar specialist after long-held suspicions about the fate of missing students One survivor told how children would suddenly disappear from the school without explanation, and sexual
  10. I've always wondered what the first edition covered that caused so much upset in the colonialist establishment of the time? “ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE BOOKS EVER PUBLISHED IN CONNECTION WITH INDIAN HISTORY”: RARE FIRST EDITION OF CUNNINGHAM’S HISTORY OF THE SIKHS, 1849, HANDSOMELY BOUND (INDIA) CUNNINGHAM, Joseph Davey. A History of the Sikhs, from the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the Sutlej. London: John Murray, 1849. Octavo, modern full brown calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine label.$4800. First edition, with map of Punjabi political divisi
  11. Just so people know the truth behind colonial propaganda. This was one of hundreds and note how he is described as a 'student-soldier' i.e. a fresh recruit. So this is how they made people loyal.......
  12. Deg Tegh Fateh, fellow brothers. Sikh Princely states accumulation thus far: Jind Faridkot Kalsia Patiala Kapurthala Nabha Were there any others with the exception of the aforementioned, formally established realms of dominion under the suzerainty of the British empire? If so, please provide corresponding links. Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal Truly yours, A dear brother
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    Forgotten stories of the bravery of the 1.5m Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in WWI and the racism they faced in the trenche By dallysingh101, 2 hours ago in POLITICS | MEDIA | Around 1.5 million men, mainly from remote north Indian villages fought with the British from 1914 to 1918 Fighting under the command of their colonial masters they faced racism, brutality and prejudice in the war The truth about their service is revealed in veteran interview tran
  14. https://qz.com/india/955222/glimpses-of-indias-colonial-wars-through-the-sikh-footsoldiers-poetry/ Someone posted the above link in a thread I can't find now. Anyone know where we can get copy of Havildar Nand Singh's Janganamah Europe in Gurmukhi. Looks like it might be an interesting read.
  15. Reprogramming ourselves........very interesting talk by Jagraj Singh. Wish I could have met and talked to this brother. All the best for 2018, I hope it stretches us all to new levels.
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