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Monday, September 24, 2018


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Warriors in World War I: Sikh Art and Heritage

Phoenix Art Museum, The Kaur and Singh Sikh Gallery
1625 N. Central Avenue,
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Nov 18, 2017 To Dec 02, 2018


Detail: To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the armistice treaty that ended World War I, Warriors in World War I: Sikh Art and Heritage will present a selection of photographs, lithographs, postcards and military medals that document the crucial presence of Sikh warriors in the British Indian Army. Though Sikhs constituted only 1% of the Indian population at the time, they counted for more than 20% of the Indian army, which fought for the British Empire in Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium and Britain. Their valor was recognized by many, including historian F. Yeats Brown, who said, “…[Sikh warriors] live up to their title of the Singh, which means lion.”

Phone No.: (602) 257-1880
Contact Email: info@phxart.org
Site URL: http://www.phxart.org/exhibition/sikh-warriors



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