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Mar 18 11 tweets 3 min read
1/ 1/ When Nadir Shah invaded Punjab in 1739 he was greatly annoyed with the heavy lossess inflicted by the Sikhs. The Governor's answer to Nadir Shah, when questioned about these individuals, according to Bhangu, was as follows: 2/ 2/ ek hoi tam sau sau larain
marane te vai mul na daraim
rahai chau un maran ko din mazhab kai bhai
kahm mara ul thak gaue ui ghatat na kitahum dai
Mar 18 22 tweets 7 min read
1/ Jassa Singh Ahluwalia & his role in the history of Shri Harmandir Sahib (A Thread) 2/ Jassa Singh was born in 1720/21 at a village called Ahlu in the Lahore District of Punjab.
Mar 16 5 tweets 2 min read
/1 Rudolph Lewis, playing a Sikh army officer, in a musical comedy by Seymour Hicks called "The Talk of the Town". It was produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, on January 5th 1905.⠀ Image /2 Rudolph Lewis was one of the two "Indian Soldier Servants" in the musical comedy. Their character names were "La Pa Poo" and "Jubby Wuddy Ah"⠀
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Mar 4 11 tweets 3 min read
1/ "A Sikh wishing to become a Singh, finds no difficulty in accomplishing his proselytism. 2/ He goes to the Akalees or priests of the sect, at Amrutsur, who ask him if he wishes to become a convert to their persuasion, and if so, to produce proofs of his determination; upon which the convert breaks,
Mar 3 5 tweets 1 min read
This has to be the shittest idea yet.

Allow children in but not their parents.

Nice one. Also wonder why these ideas weren't banded about when Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan (to mention a few) were/are being invaded/bombed to smithereens?

Hint: Might have something to do with the colour of their skin...
Feb 18 5 tweets 1 min read
1/5 Zanburak, literally meaning hornet, was a specialized form of self-propelled artillery from the early modern period, featuring small swivel guns mounted on and fired from camels 2/5 The image is of a camel saddle mounted gun from Lahore which was exhibited at the Great Exhibition in London, 1851. (Digital Library India)
Jan 21 22 tweets 7 min read
1/ Jassa Singh Ahluwalia & his role in the history of Shri Harmandir Sahib (A Thread) Image 2/ Jassa Singh was born in 1720/21 at a village called Ahlu in the Lahore District of Punjab. Image
Jan 13 20 tweets 7 min read
1/19 So what's the story behind this man & why did he take such an oath?

The 1960s were full of instances of Sikhs fighting for their right to wear their turban all over the UK. #ThursdayThread 2/19

⭐️Sant Singh Shattar (Royal Mail) Birmingham, 1960
⭐️Amar Singh (TFL) London, 1964
⭐️Mukthiar Singh Pardesi (Manchester Bus) 1967
⭐️Tasem Singh Sandhu (Wolverhampton Bus), Wolverhampton, 1967-69
Jan 11 5 tweets 5 min read
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