Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


Chandigarh- The Panjab Digital Library (PDL) was honored to host an insightful visitor lecture at this time, titled ‘In Search of Punjab Royals, ‘ that includes the esteemed Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins because the speaker. The occasion, chaired by Prof. Harpal Singh, delved into the wealthy tapestry of Panjab’s princely states, exploring their artwork, life-style, and historic significance.

He talked about his fascination with the medical side of the Princely states and varied states which aren’t generally identified reminiscent of Bahawalpur and Kalsia.
He additionally mentioned how Kapurthala was given Awadh and the mentality of the Ruling Maharajas in the direction of their state.

Dr. Robbins, famend for his intensive assortment and analysis on Panjab, captivated the viewers together with his presentation, shedding gentle on the various elements of life in Panjab’s royal domains. Prof. Harpal Singh, the chair of the session, offered additional depth together with his experience on the event of those princely states, expressing his appreciation for Dr. Robbins’ views.

The lecture was graced by the presence of the British Deputy High Commissioner of Chandigarh, Caroline Rowett, amongst different distinguished visitors. The session concluded with an interesting Q&A, fostering full of life interplay between the audio system and the viewers.

Davinder Pal Singh, representing PDL, prolonged heartfelt because of all individuals and attendees. The occasion additionally supplied visitors a preview of the upcoming museum exhibition at PDL, promising a deeper dive into Panjab’s historic legacy. The suggestions was overwhelmingly constructive, with attendees expressing their enriched understanding of Panjab’s heritage. A scholar from Punjab University remarked, “Jis soch naal aye si, us to vadh sikh ke nikal rahe ha, ” highlighting the academic affect of the lecture. Dr. Robbins affectionately described PDL as “Heaven on Earth for me, ” whereas Joyce Robbins recommended PDL’s dedication to preserving and selling Sikh historical past, stating, “It is a delight to come to a place where history is important and where Sikhs find that they want to promote their history.”

The Panjab Digital Library appears to be like ahead to launching its museum exhibition quickly, inviting everybody to discover and expertise the splendor of Panjab’s historic narrative.

Dr. Robbins is a Psychiatrist, an artwork collector, an creator, and a passionate advocate for South Asian historical past and tradition notably in exploring royal lineages and historic narratives.

He has amassed over 100, 000 artifacts associated to South Asia, generously donating a good portion to the Smithsonian Institution, enriching historic understanding for future generations and has penned quite a few books and articles, sharing his experience on Indian artwork, princely states, and minority communities, contributing to scholarly discourse and public consciousness.

The Panjab Digital Library is devoted to the preservation and dissemination of Panjab’s wealthy cultural and historic heritage. Through digitization, exhibitions, and academic occasions, PDL strives to attach communities with their roots and encourage future generations.

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