'Ranjit Singh: Sikh, Warrior, King’

Davinder Toor, a leading figure among a new generation of Sikh, Indian, and Islamic art collectors and the guest curator of The Wallace Collection, joined Amandeep Madra in our 2024 series of talks. They explored the life of the great Sikh leader Ranjit Singh through historical objects from his court, courtiers, and family, including items owned by the Maharaja and the most famous of his 30 wives, Maharani Jind Kaur.

Davinder Toor

This was a riveting exploration of the remarkable life and legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the founder of the Sikh Empire. Davinder shared the stories behind some of the glittering weaponry, intricate miniature paintings and exquisite jewellery from the exhibition. He explained how Ranjit Singh brought about a golden age in which trade boomed, the arts flourished, and a formidable army was developed.
Book a ticket to visit the 'Ranjit Singh: Sikh, Warrior, King, exhibition at The Wallace Collection.
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