EYEWITNESS AT AMRITSAR A visual history of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre at the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada

0

@ 2980 Drew Road, Unit 125 Mississauga, ON, L4T 0A7

Hosted by Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada in partnership with Kashihouse, and curated by Dr. Kim A. Wagner, Amandeep Singh Madra & Parmjit Singh, this exhibition marks the one hundred year anniversary of the 1919 massacre at Jallianwala Bagh on 13 April. The event stands as one of the defining moments of the British Empire and the Indian struggle for independence.

On that tragic day, thousands of unarmed Indian civilians were fired upon in the city of Amritsar. According to reliable estimates, anywhere between 500 and a thousand people were killed the youngest eight, the oldest eighty.

The book Eyewitness at Amritsar: A Visual History of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (Kashi House, 2019) will also be available.

About the book

The material in this exhibition is based on the book Eyewitness at Amritsar: A Visual History of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (Kashi House, 2019). It presents a remarkable collection of illustrations, including some never-before-published photos, paintings and political cartoons and direct quotes from those who lived through this historic event and its aftermath. Among the accounts are Amritsar’s British and Indian residents, British civil and military governors, and General Dyer – the man responsible for the deadly attack.