Sikh History Research Department

Sikh  History Research Department came into being  in  1930.  Dr.  Ganda  Singh, a noted Sikh historian, who headed this department from 1930- 1947 through his indefatigable zeal and work of highest order, developed it into the chief and the first of its king research centre in the fields of  Sikh religion,  Sikh  philosophy,  Sikh culture,  Sikh  politics and  the history of  Punjab by establishing a reference library  and a gallery of thousands of manuscripts, rare books, portraits and painting of great historical significance and value. Some of these have been brought here from the museum in  Britain and Lahore. Dr. Kirpal Singh ‘s contribution also needs a special mention in this field. Prof. Sahib Singh, who served at college from 1929-1952, contributed in Sikh History Research Work through his various works which include Gurbani Viakaran, a textual grammar of the Guru Granth Sahib and 10 volumes of commentary of Guru Granth Sahib entitled Shri Guru Granth Sahib Darpan.

            The museum houses rare and exclusive collections depicting various episodes in the Sikh History. It  has a collection of 375  painting, 601 manuscripts, newspapers from 1904, 675 files books and Journals and has dexterously arranged the same in the form of Sikh History museum. Of these Manuscripts, 261 are in  Persian & Urdu, 207  rare manuscripts in Punjabi .The manuscripts include ‘Pothi Mehrban’, Janam Sakhi of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’ by Mehrban ( 1651) and copied in  1928. Out  of  approximately  6397  books more  500 are a  century  old. There are  500 painting,  Photographs, weapons of 17th  and 18th century. Among the exclusive  photographs,  there  are photographs of women who sacrificed  their   lives  during  the 1947 riots  to  save their  honour and  also  pictures of skulls, alpine  valley  of old  Punjab, Nanakana  Sahib  tragedy, Ragmala painting, Sikh rules and old doors of Golden Temple. Apart from this two old  ‘birs’  of  Guru Granth Sahib are also present in the museum.  The old  and rare weapons and coins are among The other treasures in this museum.

            Research Scholars from various Universities, both from India and abroad visit the department every year. The people from the field of Punjabi literature, Sikh History and religious Studies have been able to collect valuable information from the department. The Management has commenced the laudible work of digitalization of manuscripts and old data of the department.






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Estd. 1892

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