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Elveden Hall, Thetford

Maharaja Duleep Singh was bought to England in 1854. He lived his adult life on the Elvedon Hall Estate in Suffolk, where he lived the life of an English country squire. Continue reading »

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The National Army Museum

The main collection includes a few pieces of interest, a shamsher presented by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to General Hodson and a few medals. The reading rooms however contain the real treasure. Continue reading »

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The Wallace Collection

London’s finest private collection of arts and antiquities is located on Manchester square (behind Selfridges), the Wallace Collection probably has the best collection of Sikh arms and armour in the country on display. Included in Room 11 of this stunning collection are numerous Chakkars of both rustic and ornate design, Sikh Khanda’s of various ages and design from Lahore and Amritsar, a Sikh Khula Khud (helmet) with special reserve for a joora (top knot) and a breastplate that includes gurmukhi characters and an engraving of Guru Nanak. Continue reading »

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Forgotten Shiva temple of Kasel

AMRITSAR: The Shiva temple at Kasel, near Amritsar, lies wrapped in layers of history and mythology, waiting for somebody to uncover the truth that lies neglected here. Legend has it that Lord Rama’s mother Mata Kaushalya used to offer her … Continue reading »

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