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Sovereign, Squire & Rebel; Maharajah Duleep Singh & The Heirs of a Lost Kingdom

  • Author - Peter Bance
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  • Price - £23.99 (Free UK P&P)
  • Edition - First
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  • Year - 2009
The story of Maharajah Duleep Singh and his heirs is told with astounding and dazzling imagery, with unseen photographs of his family and friends, along with an array of rich Sikh art from the period, with famous canvases commissioned by the Maharajah which have become masterpieces in their own right. His family, the `Heirs to the Lost Kingdom' who became the godchildren of Queen Victoria, played their own part in the story of Britain's first Sikh and Indian royal family, from being suffragette companions of Christabel Pankhurst, assisting Jews escape Nazi Germany, benefactors to East Anglia, founding a Norfolk Museum, patrons of numerous English establishments, marrying a Earl's daughter, to holding a mysterious dormant Swiss bank account. The story of the Duleep Singh's will surely keep every reader captivated.

Sikhs In Britain: 150 Years of Photographs

  • Author - Peter Bance
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  • Price - £22.99 (Free UK P&P)
  • Edition - First
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  • Year - 2012
This fascinating book is a lavishly illustrated portrayal of the social history of the Sikhs in Britain and their contribution to British society. He captures their struggles and successes through the stories of individuals; from early Sikh immigrants and labourers brought over on colonial ships by wealthy nabobs to travelling salesmen at the turn of the century, from rich visiting maharajahs to the modern Sikhs of today. The photographs, many of which are drawn from private collections, show makeshift places of worship in the early days, the golden days of glory as maharajahs visited British royalty, Sikhs based in Britain serving in the military, as well as portraits of marriages, social life, employment and religion.

Sikh Portraits by European Artists

  • Author - F.S.Aijazuddin
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  • Price - £79.99
  • Edition - First
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  • Year - 1979
First Edition. Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1979, 159pp. The rarest modern day book on the Sikhs has been long out of print due to its limited print run and no reprint or second edition followed. F S Aijazuddin, a direct lineal descendent of Fakir Nuruddin, the Foreign Minster of Maharajah Ranjit Singh and the Lahore Durbar elegantly brings to life the colourful Lahore Durbar in this highly illustrated book, containing 17 colour plates and 29 monochrome plates.

The Lion's Firanghis: Europeans at the Court of Lahore

  • Author - Bobby Singh Bansal
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  • Price - £22.99 (Free UK P&P)
  • Edition - First
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  • Year - 2012
New in Dustjacket. First Edition. 192pp, Maps, family trees for each European family, over 160 colour plates. This superbly illustrated cofee table book charts the careers and lives of Maharajah Ranjit Singh's 'Firanghis' or 'foreigners' back from the Punjab back to Europe, the author has discovered rare images and used material from the European descendants to complete this amazing volume. Newly released.

The Last Sunset: Rise and Fall of the Lahore Durbar

  • Author - Maharajah [Capt.] Amarinder Singh (SIGNED COPY)
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  • Price - £149.99
  • Edition - First
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  • Year - 2012
Roli Books, New Delhi, India, 2010. First Edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - Maharajah Amarinder Singh of Patiala. A military history of Maharajah Ranjit Singh and his successors with detailed war accounts and battle plans, and numerous colours and b/w plates, written by the head of the present Patiala family - Maharajah Amarinder Singh, the former chief Minister of the Punjab. The Last Sunset The Rise and Fall of the Lahore Durbar recreates the history of the Sikh empire and its unforgettable ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh of the Shukarchakia Dynasty. Amarinder Singh chronicles in detail the two Anglo Sikh wars of 1845 and 1848. The battles high in casualties on both the sides led to the fall of Khalsa and the state was finally annexed with Maharaja Duleep Singh the youngest son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh put under the protection of the Crown and deported to England. 348 pp. This book has been one of the best selling books in India, and the First Edition has already sold out. Signed by Author.