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  • Artist: Jatinder Singh Durhailay
  • Title: Kashmiri Pandits in Anandpur
  • Medium: Natural stone pigment and gouache heightened with gold on handmade wasli paper
  • Country: United Kingdom

The name and reputation of Guru Tegh Bahadur spread far and wide as a negotiator of peace after the Guru brokereda peaceful resolution between Raja Ram Singh and Raja Chakardwaj in Assam, India; preventing a large war. Pandits from Kashmir sought assistance from Guru Tegh Bahadur to intercede on their behalf against the unyielding oppression placed on them by their Mughal overlords. The Guru heard their pleas and thus travelled to Delhi on their behalf to confront the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.


Jatinder Singh Durhailay

Jatinder Singh Durhailay born in 1988 in London, United-Kingdom. He received a Bachelor of the Arts from University Arts London in 2011 and has been active as a painter since. In addition to his beautiful paintings depicting Indian Sikh culture, Durhailay’s colourful drawing and watercolour work have as well drawn a wide fan base, while his practice has been praised within the art scene.

Jatinder Singh Durhailay’s work has appeared in many exhibitions around the world, and also sold at Scope Miami Art Basel in 2012. His talent, which can not be simply confined into Contemporary Indian Art or British Contemporary Painting, has gathered attention around the world with collectors in Europe, Asia and the USA. Some of the artist’s latest work appeared in “Empire, Faith and War” (Brunei Gallery, London UK 2014) and “State of Origin” (Unit24 Gallery, London UK 2014).

Durhailay is also trained in Indian Classical Music, performing and practicing Kirtan as well as playing among others, the rare Instrument that are the Dilruba and Taus.