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Article 370 revoked: Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh vandalised in Pakistan’s Lahore; police arrests two
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Article 370 revoked: Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh vandalised in Pakistan’s Lahore; police arrests two

'This is quite unfortunate incident', said Walled City of Lahore Authority spokesperson Tania Qureshi

Pakistan honours Maharaja Ranjit Singh, celebrates Bhagat Singh; but India opposed to Jinnah's portrait due to 'religious nationalism'
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Pakistan honours Maharaja Ranjit Singh, celebrates Bhagat Singh; but India opposed to Jinnah's portrait due to 'religious nationalism'

The question is why Pakistan thinks that these men are celebrated when India is going through a strong anti-Muslim phase. And it is because Pakistan also has a powerful Punjabi nationalism. More than half of Pakistan is Punjabi speaking.

Life-size sculpture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh unveiled at historic Lahore Fort days before his death anniversary
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Life-size sculpture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh unveiled at historic Lahore Fort days before his death anniversary

Around 465 Indian Sikh pilgrims are expected to visit Lahore at Gurudwara Dera Sahib that houses the funerary urns of Ranjit Singh

In The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia, Sarbpreet Singh writes about the colourful world of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's court
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In The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia, Sarbpreet Singh writes about the colourful world of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's court

In his historical non-fiction book, Sarbpreet Singh explores the conquests and foibles of the Sikh ruler, Ranjit Singh, the treasons endured by his regime and how the empire he built crumbled upon his death and fell into the lap of the East India Company.

The Sikh: An Occidental Romance — Depictions of the community through a colonial lens
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The Sikh: An Occidental Romance — Depictions of the community through a colonial lens

The paintings which are part of the exhibition The Sikh: An Occidental Romance make it evident that this community enjoyed the kind of pageantry that other native Indians did not, during British rule

Partition and Ladakh: Silent mountains bear testimony to ethnic, linguistic and cultural fragmentation
India

Partition and Ladakh: Silent mountains bear testimony to ethnic, linguistic and cultural fragmentation

Given Ladakh's remote geographical location and its demographic irrelevance, a complete silence prevails over their suffering due to the Partition.

Centre blocks Pakistani train from entering India, 300 Sikh pilgrims stranded on Attari border
India

Centre blocks Pakistani train from entering India, 300 Sikh pilgrims stranded on Attari border

Nearly 300 pilgrims, mostly Sikhs, from different parts of India were stranded at the Attari railway station near Amritsar on Wednesday after the Centre didn't allow a special train from Pakistan to enter India.

The Black Prince: A new film brings the story of Punjab's last king, Maharaja Duleep Singh, to life
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The Black Prince: A new film brings the story of Punjab's last king, Maharaja Duleep Singh, to life

Maharaja Duleep Singh's story is one of tremendous loss: the loss of his family, throne, the Koh-i-Noor diamond, his country. A new film, The Black Prince, examines the life of this last king of Punjab.

The Kohinoor's true (and bloody) history is traced by William Dalrymple, Anita Anand
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The Kohinoor's true (and bloody) history is traced by William Dalrymple, Anita Anand

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand spoke to Firstpost about how they uncovered the true history of the Kohinoor, the 'world's most infamous diamond'

Bring back Kohinoor and gift it to Jagannath Temple: BJD MP in Rajya Sabha
India

Bring back Kohinoor and gift it to Jagannath Temple: BJD MP in Rajya Sabha

A demand for getting back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain and giving it to the Jagannath Temple in Puri, as had been willed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was made in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Culture ministry won't take initiative to get back Kohinoor: Mahesh Sharma
India

Culture ministry won't take initiative to get back Kohinoor: Mahesh Sharma

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the government, said the diamond was given by the successors of Maharaja Ranjit Singh to East India Company.

Kohinoor was not stolen, but gifted to Britain: Government tells Supreme Court
India

Kohinoor was not stolen, but gifted to Britain: Government tells Supreme Court

The famed Kohinoor diamond was neither stolen nor forcibly taken away and India should not stake claim to it, the Central government has told the Supreme Court.