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Kristina Myrvold

Kristina Myrvold

Visiting professor

Kristina Myrvold

Sketches of Sikhs in the 1880s : The Swedish Vanadis Expedition and Hjalmar Stolpe's Ethnographical Collection from Travels in Punjab

Author

  • Kristina Myrvold

Summary, in English

Between 1883 and 1885 the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway commissioned a sailing expedition around the world with the frigate Vanadis. On board was the Swedish archaeologist and ethnographer Hjalmar Stolpe who during land excursions collected no less than 7500 cultural specimens for an intended ethnographical museum in Sweden. When reaching India in late 1884 he travelled through the northern British territories, including Punjab, for almost three months. This article gives an overview of the Indian and Sikh ethnographical objects preserved in the Vanadis collection and how the material entered the collection through Stolpe’s travels, scholarly networks, and encounters with Sikhs in Punjab

Publishing year

2016

Language

English

Pages

1-27

Publication/Series

Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory

Volume

12

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • History of Religions

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1744-8727