160 Years of Anglo Sikh History
4/4/2009 to 19/4/2009
One hundred and sixty years ago, following the conclusion of two bitterly fought Anglo-Sikh Wars, a treaty was concluded between the Sikh Kingdom of Lahore and the East India Company which signalled the annexation of Punjab to the territories of British India.
The British were quick to recognise the discipline, bravery and fighting qualities of the Sikh soldiery, having witnessed first-hand their prowess on the battlefield. Sikh Regiments were raised by enlisting men from the old battalions who fought under Maharajah Ranjit Singh. For a century, these regiments served first their Queen Empress and then their King Emperor with distinction, until their disbandment or merger with other forces following Indian Independence in 1947.
To mark the fascinating period of the Anglo-Sikh relationship from 1849-2009, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Hounslow, presents a unique series of exhibitions and lectures delivered by experts in the fields of history, art, architecture, weaponry and the warrior traditions of the Sikhs.
Open daily from Sunday 5 April - Sunday 19 April (11am - 6pm)
At Them With a Bayonet: The Anglo-Sikh Wars Through the Eyes of a British Artist
A rare selection of authentic historic prints based on paintings by Henry Martens depicting the major battles fought in the two Anglo-Sikh Wars (1845-1849)
Empire, Faith & Kinship: Exploring 150 Years of the Anglo-Sikh Relationship
Exploring the story behind a fascinating relationship, that has touched and shaped the lives of millions through rare images of key events and characters.
From Jawans to Generals
A photographic exhibition of the contribution of Sikh soldiers during the two World Wars.
Venue: SGSS Exhibition Annexe Address: Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Alice Way, Hanworth Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 3UAContact: Mohan Singh Nayyar (020 8577 2793 or 07958 520 928)