Wanjara Nomad has a collection in excess of 1230 rare books pertaining to the Sikh rule, East India
Company, and the British empire.
The earliest book in the collection is from circa 1696 and the majority of the books are from the 1800s and
The collection is an accumulation of published material focusing on the Sikh liaisons with the colonial
powers. How it shaped Sikh identity through the Mughal and the British eras and the role Sikhs played in
shaping the geopolitical landscape of the subcontinent.
Books are predominately first or second editions written by various authors with different perceptions.
While historical books may detail the events of our past that shaped Punjab, we can see a literal
shaping when we take a look at the historic maps
of British India.
These maps help us understand the territory of the Sikh Empire, which had been annexed by the British
East India Company in 1849, following the Second Anglo-Sikh War.
We have collected some rare antique maps of the Indian subcontinent to give you an ancient tour that
shows the changes in the Sikh Kingdom and surroundings.
The collection has a good quantity of photos and albums which depict the essence of monuments, people,
A few sketchbooks of British soldiers stationed in that region capture the very essence of those times
through their sketches.