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  • 1 January 1798 - Anglo Sikh Wars

    “Memory dilutes, but the object remains unaltered.” (Aanchal Malhotra, Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition through Material Memory) Historians have typically privileged documents and written records of the past over the other non-verbal sources of information. Documents,…

  • 1 January 1799 - The Sikh Empire

    In the eighteenth century, the region of Punjab in the north of the Indian subcontinent, was governed by the Sikh Confederacy. The Confederacy consisted of 12 Misls, or sovereign bodies, governing different territories within the region.  Although part of the…

  • 17 July 1845 - First Anglo Sikh War

    After the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Sikh Empire began to crumble due to lack of any capable heirs. When Maharaja Duleep Singh ascended the throne at the age of 5, the British forces looked at it as an…

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