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The Last Sunset: The Rise & Fall of the Lahore Durbar
 
 
Author
Amarinder Singh.
Publisher Roli  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.55 x 6.3 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9788174367792
Pages/Publication Date 348/2010
Daedalus Item Code 33128
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A former committee member of the Indian Parliament and minister of Punjab as well as an aide-de-camp to a commander in charge of operations in India's 1965 war with Pakistan, Amarinder Singh here recounts the history of the Sikh empire and its charismatic ruler, Maharaja Ranjit Singh of the Shukarchakia dynasty. In Punjab at the turn of the 19th century, Ranjit Singh created the Sikh Khalsa Army, organized and armed in Western style and acknowledged as the best in India in that century. Ranjit Singh's death in 1839, and the subsequent decline of the Lahore Durbar, gave the British the opportunity to stake their claim in the region following the two bloody Anglo-Sikh wars of 1845 and 1848. The book features a wealth of photos and color reproductions, as well as page edges dyed a vivid royal blue.
 
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