Distortion of history or an honest mistake ???

!~Dhillon~!

Jagg Juendeya de Mele !!!
Hey Guys I was searching for old rare paintings of/related with Punjab/Sikh/jatts and incidentally found these two paintings.

This first painting is supposed to be the original:


Description: Evening ride of H.H. The Maharajah Shere Singh at Omritsar, in the Punjab, near Lahore, March 1842. Coloured and gilded lithograph.

Illustrator: Dickinson & Son, after Saltuikov, Aleksyei, D. Prince

Production: c.1848
source: Picture of 'Ride of the Maharajah ' - British Library Images Online



Now look at the second pic which is the copy of original drawing:


Description: Lithograph of Sher Singh the Maharaja of the Punjab and his entourage out hunting on elephants and horses and passing a group of ascetics near Lahore by L.H. de Rudder (1807-1881) after an original drawing of April 1842 by Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov and published in Paris in 1848.
source: Chir Singh maharaja des Siks roi du Punjab avec sa suite. (Lahore, Avril 1842.)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Now if u look at it closely, in the second pic a man has been shown as hanged(in the background)
Why has the painter added this hanged man in the second image which has been copied from the original ?, whereas there is no image of this kind in the original pic

Now i don't want to sound paranoid but r the brits deliberately distorting history of Sikhs/Punjabis/Jatts by showing that Maharaja Sher Singh Sandhu used to hang the ascetics while going on hunting.
Also they show these kind of reproduced images in the exhibitions which in this case is not showing the true picture but infact a distorted one.

What do u guys think ??
 

MeHRaM

sadial
bai do not worry..........hathi lang jande ne te kutte bhaunkde rehnde ne

kisse erre gerre de kahe sikha di shaan ghatan ni laggi
appa nu waheguru ne chad di kalla da naara bakshya.....te apni chad di kalla hi rahni aa...te har maidaan fateh rehni aa:y
 

MAVERICK

Member
bai do not worry..........hathi lang jande ne te kutte bhaunkde rehnde ne

kisse erre gerre de kahe sikha di shaan ghatan ni laggi
appa nu waheguru ne chad di kalla da naara bakshya.....te apni chad di kalla hi rahni aa...te har maidaan fateh rehni aa:y



ya u r rite.....
 

!~Dhillon~!

Jagg Juendeya de Mele !!!
bai do not worry..........hathi lang jande ne te kutte bhaunkde rehnde ne
Thats true

kisse erre gerre de kahe sikha di shaan ghatan ni laggi
appa nu waheguru ne chad di kalla da naara bakshya.....te apni chad di kalla hi rahni aa...te har maidaan fateh rehni aa:y
Well buddy, these kind of statements does make u feel good for a while but it doesn't help much in reality.
its true that waheguru has given us "Chardi kalla da naara " and we have won lots of battles & wars and achieved the impossible.
but what have we done to record those events so that our future generations can come to know abt our history ???
Maharaja Ranjit Singh's era is referred to as Golden era for sikhs. Sikhs achieved which no one was able to do b4. They were secular and Punjab saw one of its properous years.
But its a sad fact that the bulk of information regarding Sikh raj comes from British sources and in this present case it shows they r also resorting to distortion of sikh history.
Its a fact that during Maharaja Ranjit Singh's raj No criminal was given Capital punishment(hanged) but in this pic they r showing a hanged man on Maharaja Sher singh's hunting tour. and any person who'll see this pic will infer that Maharaja used to hang ppl on his hunting and was barbaric.

So i think its our duty to spread awareness abt these kind of topics.
 
Top