The Gurdwara Sahib Inside a Mughal Fort

Gurdwara Data Bandi Chorh Sahib, situated in Gwalior, is associated with the imprisonment of Guru Har Gobind Sahib in Gwalior Fort and his celebrated release in which he managed to win the freedom of 52 Rajas (Kings) who had long suffered imprisonment in the Fort. The word “Bandi” means “imprisoned”, “Chhor” means “release”. For further […]

How the Dogras Stole Kashmir from the Sikh Empire

Via: Kashmir Reader During 1830 the British East India Company’s government wanted to push its western frontier from river Sutlej to beyond Peshawar. They wanted Peshawar for themselves (p.316 ‘The Pathans’ by Olaf Caroe). But across Sutlej there lay the mighty Sikh empire with its capital at Lahore. The British also wanted to set up […]

The Unstable Relationship Between the Sikhs & Gorkhas

Introduction This article written by Inderjeet Singh from Nottingham The Gorkhas are the inhabitant of Nepal and reputed for their military tradition. Following the hard earned victory in the Anglo – Gorkha war (1814-16), the British started recruiting them which continues till today. Maharaja Ranjit Singh modernised his army in late 1820s but these infantry […]

Persian Sources Reveal Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji

MARTYRDOM OF GURU TEGH BAHADUR SAHIB Article by: Inderjeet Singh from Nottingham, UK Martyrdom and Siyar-ul-Mutakhirin Non-Sikh historians have relied heavily on Siyar-ul-Mutakhirin, written by Sayyid Ghulam Husain in 1782, almost 107 years after the martyrdom. Even Satish Chandra used this source for the NCERT history book taught is schools across India. Sayyid Ghulam Husain […]

Video: British TV Report on Battle of Saragarhi

Saragarhi is the incredible story of 21 men of the 36th Sikh Regiment (currently the 4th Sikh Regiment) who gave up their lives in devotion to their duty. This battle, like many others fought by the Sikhs, highlights the heroic action by a small detachment of Sikh soldiers against heavy odds. This encounter took place […]

Revealed: The Men in the Iconic Picture From The Sikh Empire Times

Painting of nobles: (from left to right) Prince Sher Singh, Maharajah Ranjit Singh, Hari Singh Nalwa, Akali Phoola Singh, Faqir Aziz ud-Din (Collection of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Govt. of Punjab, artist: Bhai Sant Singh). Fakir Aziz ud-Din was physician, linguist, diplomat, and foreign minister at the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was a Muslim, […]

What is the contribution of the Sikhs to the struggle for India’s independence?

The part played by the Sikhs in the overthrow of British rule was significant. Recently it has been established that the first and second Sikh Wars were fought to prevent the British aggression in the Panjab. After the fall of the Panjab, the Sikhs felt a nostalgia for the glories and achievements of the Sikh […]

Religious Significance of Gurdwara Janam Asthan Sri Guru Ram Das, Pakistan

Gurdwara Janam Asthan Sri Guru Ram Das Ji is a historical Sikh Gurdwara in Pakistan. This is that holy historical place where Guru Ram Das was born on 24th September, 1534 (25 Asuj, Samwat 1591) to Sodhi Hardas Ji and Mata Daya Kaur. Guru Sahib spent first 7 years of his life here. This place […]

Evidence: Kar Sewa Babe Destroyed Original Building at Anandpur Sahib

This photo shows a building related to Sikh Gurus that the Kar Sewa Babe have destroyed. The Kar Sewa Babe went around renovating and destroying thousands of buildings related to Sikh history all for golaks. This particular building is said to be related to Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This building was replaced by building which […]

Incredible Story of the First Indian Female Pilot a Sikh Named Harita Kaur

Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol (1972 – December 25, 1996) was a pilot with the Indian Air Force. She was the first woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force. The flight was on 2 September 1994 in an Avro HS-748, when she was 22 years old. Career Hailing from Chandigarh in a […]

One of Only Known Paintings of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji

Historicity of Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Painting, Prepared by Ahsan, Royal Painter of Shaista Khan, Governor of Bengal in 1668 AD. Discovered by Dr Trilochan Singh in 1958 and published in his book, “Guru Tegh Bahadur: Prophet and Martyr (1967)—Sardar Anurag Singh, Prof. This article Via: Professor Sardar Anurag Singh Ji: Historicity of Guru Tegh Bahadur’s […]