New exhibition on the Sikh Empire draws big crowds
Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

A major new exhibition that chronicles the great native kingdom of the Sikhs – an Empire which challenged the British for supremacy of the Indian subcontinent – has struck a chord with the public, attracting nearly 6,000 visitors since it opened just 3 weeks ago.

The Sikh Empire (1799–1849), which spanned much of modern day Pakistan and northwest India, was forged by the ‘Napoleon of the East’ Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839), who became known as Sher-e-Punjab, the Lion of Punjab, over his forty-year reign.

The exhibit features 100s of impressive artworks and relics from the era. And visitors have been taking to social media to share their thoughts:

The exhibition runs until 23 September 2018. Don’t miss out!

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