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The Annexation of the Punjab: 175 Years On

30 Jun 2024

11:00 - 12:00

University of Bradford

Join us for a thought-provoking event marking the 175th anniversary of the British annexation of the Punjab, a pivotal moment in South Asian history that followed on from the 1849 Second Anglo–Sikh War, where the British East India Company defeated the Sikh Empire led by Maharaja Duleep Singh.

The strategic importance of the Punjab, with its fertile land and significant location between British India and Central Asia, made it a crucial acquisition for the British, allowing them to control important trade routes and enhance their military advantage in the region.

This event will also consider the annexation's role in shaping modern Punjab and its diasporic communities, particularly its division during the Partition of India in 1947, which led to massive displacement and violence, profoundly affecting the demographic and cultural landscape of the region.

Please note, this venue, date and time has changed from the printed programme.

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University of Bradford

Richmond Road

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