Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistBhagat Bedi Platinum Member CollectionSikhiArt
Description Akali Phula Singh was employed by Ranjit Singh after his attack on Thomas Metcalfes escort at Amritsar in 1809. He commanded a force called Changari, Sparks. These were essentially mounted infantry; their horses were only for transport. During Maharaja Ranjit Singhs rule, Akalis were recorded to still wear their traditional blue dresses, and their more modern, tall, conical turbans. They carried their own weapons including chakars, swords and pistols, in great numbers. Under Phula Singhs leadership, and perhaps earlier, Akalis were a terror to friends and foes alike. They led a nomadic lifestyle, travelling in bands, and depending on charity or sometimes force for their sustenance.
Bhagat Bedi, GTA Region Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Bhagat Singh was born in Ludhiana, and moved to Canada when he was young. He has been painting Sikh history since he moved to Canada many years ago. He used to paint historical works done by famous Sikh artists like Sobha Singh and Kirpal Singh. Later in hischool, he started doing concept art for Sarbloh Warriors and later, Elvana. Having an interest in sciences, Bhagat enrolled in the Biology program in Ryerson. However, his painting interests had become his passion over the summer. Feeling that Sikhs are under represented in the media, Bhagat took the responsibility of putting Sikhs out there, and worked on his Sikh Mutants storyline, in hischool. He also started reading the many blood filled pages of Sikh history, being quite interested in the Sikh philosophy as well. It was during the summer of his first year in Ryerson, when he decided to paint those episodes of Sikh history. Bhagat is now striving to be a great artist and an intelligent Biology student.