Announcement Date: November 15, 2015
A tribute to the courage and the sacrifice of all the Indian Sikh Soldiers who fought in WW-1.
Venue: Biblioteca Angelica, Piazza di S. Agostino 8, 00186 – Rome, Italy
Dates: 15 November – 3 December 2015
Exhibition and Conference Partners
International Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), United Kingdom Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA), in collaboration with The British Library (BL), Anandpur Sahib Heritage Foundation, Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l’Oriente (ISMEO), Anād Foundation with the Patronage of Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo The Indian Embassy in Italy. On Saturday 21th November 2015 from 3,00 p.m. onwards, a Round Table conference on the history, art and faith of the Sikhs was held. The Speakers and their topics were as follows:
Claudio Landi (Journalist of Parliament), Vikram Singh Sodhi (Managing Trustee, Anandpur Sahib Heritage Foundation), ‘Anandpur Sahib and its role in the Sikh martial tradition’ (in English).
Marinella Zannotti, (Architect), ‘Two dreamers for Chandigarh: Neck Chand and Le Corbusier’ (in Italian with English summary). Tiziana Lorenzetti, (President of the International Institute of South Asian Studies), The Golden Temple ( in Italian with English summary).
The round table was concluded on the high note of a traditional Sikh musical recital performed by the Maestro Bhai Baldeep Singh, Founder & Chairman, Anad Foundation.
This exhibition which was well received by Italian scholars and public in Rome is traveling to other important cities in Italy to very enthusiastic response.