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Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Maharaja Ranjit Singh
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Maharaja Ranjit Singh popularly known as the lion of the Punjab is perhaps the most outstanding figure in Punjab history. Because of his extraordinary qualities as a fighter, conqueror and an empire builder Ranjit Singh is often compared with Napoleon Bonaparte, Bismarck and Akbar.

Rising from the position of the chief of one of the twelve Sikh confederacies in the 18th century Punjab, Ranjit Singh was the first Punjabi ruler who established a vast empire in north India, which extended from the Khyber pass in the North West, Sutlej in the East, deserts of Sind in the South and China and Tibet in the North. Because of his benevolent policies the Maharaja endeared himself to his subjects, a majority of whom were other than his co-religionists. Through his genius Ranjit Singh built a powerful military system and modernized his army on European lines with the help of French and Italian generals.

With the advice of a set of highly capable ministers, the Maharaja provided a system of administration wherein all his subjects with diverse religious beliefs and practices could live in peace and harmony. Though Ranjit Singh died in 1839 and his kingdom was annexed to the British Empire ten years later, the legend of Ranjit Singh continues to live and rule over the hearts and minds of the people of Punjab.

This book tries to capture the life and times of the Maharaja based on some of the hitherto inaccessible and unpublished material collected from various repositories in India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The text has been provided by Dr. Mohinder Singh, an eminent Sikh historian and Director of the National Institute of Punjab studies, and his research Associate Rishi Singh, while pictures have been taken by Sondeep Shankar, one of India's leading photographers.

CONTENTS

Foreword 5
Acknowledgements 6
Ancestors 15
Birth and Childhood 19
Ruler of Lahore 25
Daily Routine of Ranjit Singh 25
Early Victories 39
Maharaja of Punjab 39
Expansion of Territories 47
Durbar of Maharaja Ranjit Singh 60
Popular Punjabi Maharaja 60
Queens: Brave and Beautiful 71
Leili: The Favourite Horse 75
Koh-i-Noor and other Jewels 77
Ranjit Singh in the Punjabi Folklore 90
The Last Phase 94
Glossary 96

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Item Code:
IDG826
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2003
ISBN:
8174763724
Language:
English
Size:
10.8" X 8.5"
Pages:
96 {Illustrated throughout in Colour}
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$30.00   Shipping Free
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From the Back of the Book

Maharaja Ranjit Singh popularly known as the lion of the Punjab is perhaps the most outstanding figure in Punjab history. Because of his extraordinary qualities as a fighter, conqueror and an empire builder Ranjit Singh is often compared with Napoleon Bonaparte, Bismarck and Akbar.

Rising from the position of the chief of one of the twelve Sikh confederacies in the 18th century Punjab, Ranjit Singh was the first Punjabi ruler who established a vast empire in north India, which extended from the Khyber pass in the North West, Sutlej in the East, deserts of Sind in the South and China and Tibet in the North. Because of his benevolent policies the Maharaja endeared himself to his subjects, a majority of whom were other than his co-religionists. Through his genius Ranjit Singh built a powerful military system and modernized his army on European lines with the help of French and Italian generals.

With the advice of a set of highly capable ministers, the Maharaja provided a system of administration wherein all his subjects with diverse religious beliefs and practices could live in peace and harmony. Though Ranjit Singh died in 1839 and his kingdom was annexed to the British Empire ten years later, the legend of Ranjit Singh continues to live and rule over the hearts and minds of the people of Punjab.

This book tries to capture the life and times of the Maharaja based on some of the hitherto inaccessible and unpublished material collected from various repositories in India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The text has been provided by Dr. Mohinder Singh, an eminent Sikh historian and Director of the National Institute of Punjab studies, and his research Associate Rishi Singh, while pictures have been taken by Sondeep Shankar, one of India's leading photographers.

CONTENTS

Foreword 5
Acknowledgements 6
Ancestors 15
Birth and Childhood 19
Ruler of Lahore 25
Daily Routine of Ranjit Singh 25
Early Victories 39
Maharaja of Punjab 39
Expansion of Territories 47
Durbar of Maharaja Ranjit Singh 60
Popular Punjabi Maharaja 60
Queens: Brave and Beautiful 71
Leili: The Favourite Horse 75
Koh-i-Noor and other Jewels 77
Ranjit Singh in the Punjabi Folklore 90
The Last Phase 94
Glossary 96
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