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Empire of the Sikhs : the life and times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Author: Patwant Singh; Jyoti M Rai
Publisher: London : Peter Owen Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : [International ed.]View all editions and formats
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The authors of this first definitive biography make use of a variety of eye-witness accounts from Indian and European sources, from reports of Maratha spies at the Lahore Durbar to British parliamentary papers and travel accounts. The story includes the range of the maharaja's military achievements and ends with an account of the controversial period of the Anglo-Sikh Wars following his death, which saw the fall of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Singh, Patwant.
Empire of the Sikhs.
London : Peter Owen Publishers, [2013]
Named Person: Ranjit Singh, Maharaja of the Punjab; Ranjit Singh, Maharaja of the Punjab
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patwant Singh; Jyoti M Rai
ISBN: 9780720615241 0720615240
OCLC Number: 841311234
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 311 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Front Cover; About the Author; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations and Maps; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1 The Legacy That Made the Sikhs Proud; 2 Drumbeat of a School Drop-out; 3 Emergence of the Sikh Kingdom; 4 Campaigns, Conquests and Consolidation; 5 The Unabashed Sensualist; 6 Patron of the Arts and Minter Extraordinary; 7 Flouting the Republican Tradition; 8 The Decadent and Deceitful; 9 Twilight of an Empire; Family Tree; Notes; Further Reading; Index; Back Cover.
Responsibility: Patwant Singh and Jyoti M. Rai.
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The authors of this first definitive biography make use of a variety of eye-witness accounts from Indian and European sources, from reports of Maratha spies at the Lahore Durbar to British parliamentary papers and travel accounts. The story includes the range of the maharaja's military achievements and ends with an account of the controversial period of the Anglo-Sikh Wars following his death, which saw the fall of his empire while in the hands of his successors whose internecine strife was exploited by the British. His contribution to making Amritsar's Golden Temple one of the greatest r.

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