This lithograph is taken from plate 14 of Emily Eden's 'Portraits of the Princes and People of India'. It shows one of the favourite horses of Maharaja Ranjit Singh with the head officer of his stables. Passionately fond of horses, Singh had them adorned...
Entry into Lahore from the Parade Ground, Panjab - 1847
Plate 9 from "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This depicts ...
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Origin of the Sikh power in the Punjab and political life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh ; with an account of the religion, laws, and customs of Sikhs.
By Henry Thoby Prinsep
Published by G.H.Huttmann, Military Orphan Press, Calcutta - 1834
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History of the Sikhs or Translation of the Sikkhan de raj di vikhia.
Together with a short Gurmukhi grammar, and an appendix containing some useful technical words, in roman character.
By Sardha Ram
Translated and edited by Henry Court
Published by Civil and Military Gazette ...
This miniature comes from the 'Janam Sakhi' in Punjabi, a prose hagiography of Guru Nanak compiled and copied by Daya Ram Abhrol in 1733 with 57 miniature paintings by Alam Chand Raj. The work consists of a series of 58 'sakhis' - ethical and moral anecdotes - wr...
Miniature of Guru Nanak from Astronomical treatise - 1840
This miniature portrait of Guru Nanak comes from the 'Sarvasiddhantattvacudamani' - 'The Crest-Jewel of the Essence of all Systems of Astronomy' - written by Durgashankar Pathak in Varanasi. The manuscript was commissioned around 1840 b...
This is the oldest known manuscript copy outside India of a substantial part of the Sikh scripture, the 'Guru Granth Sahib' or 'Adi Granth'. The original 'Adi Granth', containing verses by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, and other Sikh Gurus and...
This miniature of the first Sikh Maharaja of the Punjab at Lahore, Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), known as the 'Lion of Punjab', is from an album made in 1830. The album contains family biographies, in Persian, of princely families in the Sikh and Rajput territ...