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Posted by Amandeep Madra


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

http://www.punjabarchive.org 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 punjabarchive.org

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 UK Punjab Heritage Association (“UKPHAâ€) 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


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