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Message started by Admin on 03. Aug 2005 at 18:39

Title: Punjab Heritage Website
Post by Admin on 03. Aug 2005 at 18:39

How would you like to have access to almost 100 years of
illustrated newspaper articles about Punjabis in the Press?
The United Kingdom Punjab Heritage Association's new website brings you closer to that ultimate
on line reference source.

The new website has been described by BBC Television's South
Asia Correspondent, Navdip Dhariwal as "a fascinating window
into Punjab's history. . . great journalism from the past
coupled with innovative technology makes
a fascinating, informative and fun experience "

This is the first step taken to create an electronic web-based
archive highlighting the extensive body of material relating to
the Punjab as reported in illustrated and non illustrated
Victorian newspapers.

The material graphically illustrates the shared heritage and
contribution of Punjabis in world history, especially in relation
to the building of the British Empire in the second half of the
19th century.

Nearly all of the newspapers are profusely illustrated with
evocative woodblock engravings and photographs, and cover a range
of events and characters, many significant, some curious but
nearly all little known.

Highlights of the important events between Punjabi Muslims,
Hindus and Sikhs with the British include:

The land and people of the Punjab ruled by Maharaja Ranjit Singh
The two Anglo-Sikh wars (1845-6, 1848-9) and subsequent
annexation of the Punjab to British India in 1849
Maharaja Duleep Singh the first Sikh known to have settled
in England in 1854.
The Punjabi contribution to the development of the British Empire
in military campaigns in Asia, Africa and Europe (1860s - 1900s)
The largely unheralded role of Punjabis in World War I and II

The material represented in this website is from a private
collection. We are grateful to the owner for their permission
to access their valuable archive.


The UK Punjab Heritage Association ("UKPHA") is a non-profit
voluntary organisation based in Greater London. The Association
was founded in 2001 to foster the appreciation of the Punjabi
heritage in Britain and encourage the preservation of endangered
items of the Punjabi material heritage.

If you have a query, require assistance with your own projects
or would like to support us, please contact us on

Title: Re: Punjab Heritage Website
Post by silver computer(Guest) on 02. Feb 2006 at 17:14

hi i silver computers very glad to c this website it will help a lot to people of amritsar as well as tourist comes from all over the world.with best wishes
from:"silver computers" 41-gf nehru shopping complex lawrance road amritsar

Title: Re: Punjab Heritage Website
Post by Gilly on 02. Feb 2006 at 21:41

Hi there,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for telling everyone about this site. I visited it today and have learned so much! The articles and historical information is fascinating and it was great to be able to share this with my children.
Thanks again...


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