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Lahore: Illustrated Views of the 19th Century

  • Author - F. S. Aijazuddin
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  • Price - £18.99
  • Edition - 1st
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  • Year - 2010
Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd, 2004. 176pp, 43 colour and 67 b/w illustartions. As New, Contents Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Map of Lahore. 3. Text and plates. 4. List of illustrations. 5. Acknowledgements. Select bibliography. Index. Anyone intending to write the history of Lahore requires the tenacity of a mountaineer claims F.S. Aijazuddin who in researching this book followed the route opened by T.H. Thornton and J. Lockwood Kipling in 1876. But working from a bedrock of literary sources did not lead to an easily accessible collection of engravings prints and illustrations. Many of the original water colours drawings and other works by amateur and professional artists in this book come from British collections such as the India Office Library The National Army Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. These are supplemented by a collection built up by the author and his wife over a decade of searching. All the visuals are complimented by historical notes that help create an integrated view of Lahore of the 19 century of which so many adventurous and romantic accounts exist. Condition as new.

Khalsa Jatha British Isles; 100 Years 1908-2008

  • Author - Peter Bance, Sukhbinder Singh Paul, Gurpreet Anand
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  • Price - £7.99 (Free P&P)
  • Edition - 1st
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  • Year - 2010
The Central Gurdwara, London, 2008. Paperback. New. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 62pp, with numerous photogarphic plates. Tracing the 100 year old history of Britain's and Europe's first Sikh Association, with the founding of the Khalsa Jatha by Sant Teja Singh Mastuana in 1908 while studying at Cambridge University, and the opening of a Temple at 19 Sinclair Road, London, by His Highness The Maharajah Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. With early photographic plates of Shaheed Udham Singh, Hardit Singh Malik, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh and Max Macauliffe.

The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms

  • Author - Sue Stronge
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  • Price - £24.99
  • Edition - 1st
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  • Year - 2010
V&A Publications, London, 1999. First edition. 4to, pp.256, 236 illustrations, many in colour, dust wrapper. A definitive study of art produced under Sikh patronage published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.Khushwant Singh, The Sikhs of the Panjab; Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, The Sikh Religion; Patwant Singh, The Golden Temple; A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, Ranjit Singh and the Image of the Past; Susan Stronge, Arts of the Court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh; B.N. Goswamy, Painting in the Panjab; Rosemary Crill, Textiles in the Panjab; Ian Knight, The Military Sikhs; David Jones, Maharaja Dalip Singh; B.N. Goswamy, Continuing Traditions in the Later Sikh Kingdoms; F.S. Aijazuddin, European Views of the Panjab; Divia Patel, Photography and the Romance of the Panjab. Written by leading experts in Sikh history, religion, and the arts of the period, the book is a lavish tribute to the rich cultural splendors of the Sikhs. The magnificent illustrations include jewelry and gemstones from his treasury and the paintings, luxurious textiles, gold-decorated weapons and armor of his reign. The book also tells the little-known story of the continuing traditions of the later Sikh kingdoms after the annexation of the Punjab by the British in 1849, as well as the beguiling friendship between the deposed Maharaja Dalip Singh and Queen Victoria.