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  • Author - Kusoom Vadgama
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  • Price - £29.99
  • Edition - 1st
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  • Year - 2010
First Edition SIGNED BY AUTHOR, A smiling Ghandi as frontis, at No. 10 Downing St. A richly illustrated volume: cricket; kings & queens, maharajahs and nawabs; architecture; gymkhanas, receptions & soldiering. Unclipped pict. DJ (Queen Victoria); black boards, gilt to spine; contents fine on coated paper; bright & tight. Maps to eps. Index. 256 pp.

FORT PHILLAUR: 200 YEARS 1809-2009 BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS

  • Author - Rajdeep Gill IPS & Dr. D.J Singh
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  • Price - £199.99
  • Edition - First
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  • Year - 2010
Punjab Police Academy, India, 2010. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS. Compiled & Edited By Rajdeep Singh Gill IPS (DGP cum Director of Punjab Police) & Dr. D.J Singh (Joint Director & Dean Punjab Police). 216pp. This book collects together a 200 history of the stategic Sikh Fort of Phillaur on the Punjab banks of the Sutlej which faced the British Fort at Ludhiana. Solidified by Ranjit Singh of the Lahore Durbar with his favoured Diwan Mokham Chand whose Samadhi is outside the Fort, captured the Sarai on the death the 'Kakras of Phillaur'. The Fort now houses the 'Maharajaha Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Acedemy' and has a been a Poliuce training centre since British occupation. Chapters include: The Shrine of Pir Abdullah Shah; The Qila Phillaur; The historical and archietectural perspective; The Fort in the eyes of European travellers; The late campaign in India; Crisis in the Punjab 1858; Visitors Book; PTS at Phillaur; King's Flag at hillaur; Cannons at Phillaur Fort; Extracts from histrical documents; Fort Museum; Historic photos; Floura & Fauna of Phillaur; Martyrs Well; Ranjitgarh Gold Club etc etc. AROUND 300 COLOUR & BW PHOTOGRAPHS/PLATES. 216pp. Large book meausres 31cms x 24cms. With a pristine condition dustjcket, and also a presentation box. THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION BOXED COPY FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION AND NOT AVAILABLE IN BOOKSTORES.

MAHARAJA The Splendour of India's Royal Courts

  • Author - Jackson, Anna & Jaffer, Amin
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  • Price - £20
  • Edition - 1st
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  • Year - 2010
V A Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 310 x 247 mm.The word 'maharaja' - literally 'great king' - conjures up a vision of splendour and magnificence. This lavishly illustrated book examines the real and perceived worlds of the maharaja from the early eighteenth century to 1947, when the Indian Princes ceded their territories into the modern states of India and Pakistan. The authors explore the spectacular material culture of India's rulers, showcasing rich and varied objects that reflect different aspects of royal life. Indian and Western works from a wide range of media including paintings, photographs, textiles and dress, jewellery, jewelled objects, metalwork and furniture are considered within a broader historical context giving readers an understanding of royal status and identity, court culture and patronage. 240pp with 200 colour illustrations

The Duleep Singhs: Queen Victoria's Maharajah

  • Author - Peter Bance
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  • Price - £10.99 (Free P&P)
  • Edition - 1st
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  • Year - 2004
This book collects together 200 superb black and white photographs which tell the story of the Duleep Singhs, the family of the late Maharajah of the Punjab, who was deposed at the age of eleven by the East India Company, and exiled to Britain. The owner of the famous Koh-i-noor diamond, and a Christian convert, Singh became a country squire, indulging in royal hunts with the Prince of Wales and enjoying life as a houseguest of Queen Victoria at Osbourne House, as well as playing the field with a string of young beauties from Norfolk maids to Cockney stage artists.

Historical Sikh Shrines in Pakistan

  • Author - Iqbal Qaiser
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  • Price - £39.99
  • Edition - 1st
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  • Year - 2010
The most detailed study of every historical Sikh Shrine and Gurdwara in Pakistan, ever publsihed, with around 200 full page colour illustrations of every shrine. Written in English, Urdu and Punjabi throughout. As new, Hardcover with lightly worn dust jacket, 413 page.