Guru Gobind Singh: A Humanitarian of Medieval Times by Dr. Mohammad Habib

Nov 2016 Abstract No abstract at this time. Guru Gobind Singh: A Humanitarian of Medieval Times by Dr. Mohammad Habib Click the PDF icon to view, right click to save as. Dr. Mohammad Habib is an Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Punjabi University, Patiala. Dr. Habib received his … Read more

The Genesis and Development of Sikh Calendar Art by Dr. Kavita Singh

Oct 2016 Abstract This research paper traces the genesis and development of Sikh Calendar art/Sikh Popular art which has systematically evolved into a full-fledged genre of Sikh art over the last three centuries as it draws inspiration from the Sikh religion, ethos, philosophical perspectives and glorious history of the Sikhs. The fountainhead of Sikh Calendar … Read more

Life at the Lahore Darbār: 1799-1839 by Nadhra S.N. Khan

July 2016 Abstract This article offers an insight into the glamorous life of the Lahore Darbār—the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh who ruled the Punjab for forty years (1799–1839). The city of Lahore had enjoyed prominence since Mughal times and having served as their provincial capital boasted of several grand edifices. The fortified Mughal palace … Read more

Posthumous Homage Paid to Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Nadhra S.N. Khan

June 2016 Abstract Maharaja Ranjit Singh died on June 27, 1839 after ruling the Punjab for forty years (1799–1839). Following the Rajput tradition, eleven women of his harem (four wives and seven slave-gilrs) immolated themselves on his funerary pyre. The Maharaja’s samādhi or funerary monument stands in Lahore but unknown to most people is the … Read more

Sikh Material Heritage and Sikh Social Practice in a Museum-Community Partnership: The Smithsonian’s Sikh Heritage Project by Paul Michael Taylor

May 2016 Abstract Focusing on aspects of community involvement in the Smithsonian’s Sikh Heritage Project, which since its founding in 2000 has included an exhibition and many other public activities, this paper considers some differences in the conceptualization of what constitutes “heritage” as perceived by Sikh community members, museum staff, and the broader museum public. … Read more