British Say Female Nihang Warriors Fought as Bravely as the Men

This rare eyewitness account sheds light on how a female Nihang warrior appeared. An account of a Akaaleen/Nihangnee from 1842 by a Christian Missionary Rev. J. Caldwell, published in the Foreign Missionary Chronicle. ” We were visited this forenoon by a most singular character, an Akalin, or female faqir of a peculiar sect. Like the […]

When 4 British Soldiers Challenged 1 Nihang to a Fist Fight

A rare eyewitness account of an Akali Nihang fighting a hand to hand battle with 4 British officers during the Anglo Sikh wars. An account of hand to hand fighting during the Second Anglo-Sikh war as related by a British Officer. “…a party of Akhalees (fanatics) on foot stopped and fought us, in some instances […]

Rare British Account of a Female Nihang Warrior

This rare eyewitness account sheds light on how a female Nihang warrior appeared. An account of a Akaaleen/Nihangnee from 1842 by a Christian Missionary Rev. J. Caldwell, published in the Foreign Missionary Chronicle. ” We were visited this forenoon by a most singular character, an Akalin, or female faqir of a peculiar sect. Like the […]

Special Exhibition on Nihang, An Armed Sikh Warrior

Nihang, an armed Sikh warrior. Historically the first line of defence, fighting for the right to live free from oppression. Often outnumbered in the battlefield, but never challenged. ‘Nihang’ is an exploration of that identity in the modern world. Nihangs are scattered around Punjab, India. Their origins are traced back to the era of the […]

Did This Artist Take Things a Bit too Far With Sikh Turban? (Video)

A video posted by an artist named Nicolas Jurnjack Hair on Youtube has started a debate on whether showing a Nihang Singh style turban made about of “Hair” or some type of fiber resembling hair is appropriate. The following questions require debating: Is it appropriate for a half naked model to wear a Sikh Turban? […]

Singh’s Turban at 645 Metre To Set World Record!

Proudly owned by a devoted Sikh, Avtar Singh Manui, this extra large headgear weighs a hefty 100lbs and measures an astonishing 645 metres when unwrapped. Mr Manui has been regularly adding to the colourful turban for the past 16 years and said that it now takes him an incredible SIX hours to put on. “I […]