visit the Empire of the Sikhs Exhibition for a scintillating series of 13 talks, discussions and performances. 

These engaging weekend sessions will provide insights into the history, art, artefacts, architecture and musical traditions of the Sikh Empire, drawing on new discoveries and fascinating western encounters.

Don't miss your chance to attend these very special events which will explore some of the key issues, characters and facets of the rise and fall of the Sikh Empire by booking your place now. The first four talks in the series are listed here


Watch a major new BBC4 documentary on Maharajah Duleep Singh on BBC Iplayer. The story focusses on Duleep Singh's ever changing personal identity, from sovereign boy king to good Christian subject and then to a troublesome rebel. 

If you think that you've heard the story before then you will be surprised at some of the discoveries that have been made along the way during the making of this documentary.



In Pursuit of Empire: Treasures from the Toor Collection of sikh art by Davinder Toor and introduced by William Dalrymple is now available to buy.

The remarkable story of the Sikh Empire told through a spectacular selection of over 100 rare and beautiful objects from the world’s finest collection of Sikh art. 

Available for £34.99 from Kashi House.  Also available at the Empire of the Sikhs exhibition.

Selected items from The Toor Collection can currently be seen at the acclaimed Empire of the Sikhs exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London which runs until the 23 Sept 2018.

At the exhibition visitors have been enthralled by rare photographs of Duleep Singh, personal belongings of his mother Rani Jind Kaur and the original beautifully enamelled mount of the Koh-i-noor that is on display for free for the first time in decades. Free gallery talks and tours have also been made available.