The first ever website showcasing the phenomenal Sikh-period antiquities in the Lahore Fort’s Sikh Gallery that includes the Princess Bamba Collection. Each object has many stories to tell and connects us to people who created these objects and handled them as users or owners at different moments in history. The collective accounts of this rich material culture offer unique insights into the lives of Punjab’s Sikh rulers of the nineteenth century through visual data; such insights are beyond the capacity of textual sources to capture.
This website has received the Times Higher Education (THE) Award Asia under the category “Excellence and Innovation in the Arts" in the year 2022. Describing the initiative as “impactful and collaborative”, the judges said: “Through internal, multidisciplinary collaboration between the computer science and history departments, a new project has emerged – a new but not necessarily exclusive way of looking at and reading history.”