Exhibitions, PHOTOGRAPHY

Nihang Warriors exhibition

 

Nihang Warriors, an exhibition by Aman Sharma, went on show from 12 July to 11 August at Moonpeak Espresso.

Nihang Singhs belong to a martial tradition begun by the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, 300 years ago. During times of persecution in the past, the Nihangs defended Sikh shrines and the Sikh way of life and became known for their bravery. They are organised into ‘armies’ and live in camps known as ‘cantonments’. Men and women both train in horsemanship, swordsmanship, and in the Punjabi martial art known as gatka. The annual Hola Mohalla fair held in Anandpur Sahib on the festival of Vaisakhi is especially notable for the Nihangs’ colourful displays of pageantry.

Aman is a photographer with the Press Trust of India.

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About moonpeak

Moonpeak is an online and print magazine published in McLeodganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India. It features articles and interviews about travel, photography and books, with a focus on South Asia and Tibet. The magazine is based at Moonpeak cafe, restaurant and gallery on Temple Road, McLeodganj.

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One thought on “Nihang Warriors exhibition

  1. Thx Moonpeak. Hope to do some more in coming days. Cheers

    Posted by Aman Sharma | 31 August, 2011, 3:55 pm

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