The Sikh Empire was a powerful reign formed under the leadership of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Panjab. The massive impact in such a short period of time was and has never been seen again. Foundations of the Sikh Empire can be traced to as early as 1707 as this was the year of Aurangzeb’s (the last effective Mughal emperor) death and the start of the downfall of the Mughal Empire. The Sikh Empire is also known as Khalsa Raj, Sarkar-i-Khalsa or Panjab Empire. It extended from Khyber Pass in the west (mountainous pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan), Kashmir in the north (northern most geographical are of India), Sindh in the south (a province in current day Pakistan) and Tibet in the east. The actual empire existed from 1799 through 1849. The foundations of Khalsa was replicated during the unification of the separate misls. Misls were sovereign states of the Sikh confederacy that rose during the 18th century in Panjab. Ranjit Singh was proclaimed as Maharaja of Panjab in April of 1801 to coincide with Vaisakhi, creating a unified political state. He began to modernize his army, using the latest training as well as weapons and artillery. Not only is his legacy in strength as a Maharaja of an Empire but also in his Sikh faith and rebuilding of Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar. After the death of Ranjit Singh, the empire was weakened by internal divisions and political mismanagement. Finally, by 1849 the state was dissolved after the defeat in the Anglo-Sikh wars. We incorporated the Sikh Confederacy flag which represented the misls that eventually all merged to become the Sikh Empire. The flag replaces the letter p in empire which we printed in black to emphasize the flag as part of the overall design.

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