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Maharaja Ranjit Singh - Lord of the Five Rivers
Maharaja Ranjit Singh - Lord of the Five Rivers
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About the Author

Jean-Marie Lafont holds a Ph.D. in Greek archaeology from the University of Lyons (1977). He was awarded the D. Litt. degree by the University of Paris-Sorbonne nouvelle (1987) for his study La presence Francaise dans le royaume sikh du Penjab, 1822-1849; it has won the Giles Award from the French Academy (1995).

During his various postings at Lahore (1972-1984), Lyons (1984- 87), and Delhi (1987 till date), Jean-Marie Lafont has conducted research on the French who were in the service of various Indian states. His latest publications include INDIKA: Essays in Indo-French Relations, 1630-1976, Manohar-CSH, Delhi, 2000, and CH1TRA: Cities and Monuments of Eighteenth-Century India from French Archives, OUP, Delhi, 2001. He is presently attached to the INALCO (Paris), on special assignment to the Centre for Human Sciences, Embassy of France, New Delhi. He has initiated a series entitled 'French Sources of Indian History' with Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Jean-Marie Lafont lives in Delhi, with his wife Rehana and their three sons.

About the Book

This book examines the achievements of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, ruler of the last great Indian state which successfully resisted British expansionism until 1849. The main emphasis is on the dynamism and energy of the Maharaja and the Punjabi people in establishing a state in the Land of the Five Rivers. Ranjit Singh's empire ultimately came to include Kashmir, Ladakh, and Peshawar, extending as far west as the Khyber Pass. Ranjit Singh respected the ethnic and religious diversity of the people of the Punjab and successfully forged a political, social, and cultural synthesis among them. He also introduced innovative administrative measures in the political, economic, and cultural spheres of his kingdom. His secular policy was matched by his modernizing drive, seen most spectacularly in the military field where innovative measures were introduced with the help of French and Italian military officers who had served under Napoleon. Among the most serious military challenges which the British encountered in their century-long conquest of India (1757-1849) occurred on the battlefields of Ferozeshah and Chillianwala.

In addition to the political, military, and economic aspects of Ranjit Singh's administration, the book also throws light on some of the little-known yet fascinating cultural achievements of his rule. These include the Imam Bakhsh Lahori school of painting, the discovery of Gandhara art, and the exploration of the Himalayas, which are presented here for the first time.

This volume elaborates on the catalogue of the exhibition Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh organized by the Government of Punjab at the Rambagh Place, Amritsar to celebrate and commemorate the bicentenary of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (16 November 1801-2001). It is lavishly illustrated with 216 colour illustrations and six maps.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh - Lord of the Five Rivers

Item Code:
IDC623
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2002
ISBN:
0195651117
Language:
English
Size:
11.4" x 10.0"
Pages:
184
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About the Author

Jean-Marie Lafont holds a Ph.D. in Greek archaeology from the University of Lyons (1977). He was awarded the D. Litt. degree by the University of Paris-Sorbonne nouvelle (1987) for his study La presence Francaise dans le royaume sikh du Penjab, 1822-1849; it has won the Giles Award from the French Academy (1995).

During his various postings at Lahore (1972-1984), Lyons (1984- 87), and Delhi (1987 till date), Jean-Marie Lafont has conducted research on the French who were in the service of various Indian states. His latest publications include INDIKA: Essays in Indo-French Relations, 1630-1976, Manohar-CSH, Delhi, 2000, and CH1TRA: Cities and Monuments of Eighteenth-Century India from French Archives, OUP, Delhi, 2001. He is presently attached to the INALCO (Paris), on special assignment to the Centre for Human Sciences, Embassy of France, New Delhi. He has initiated a series entitled 'French Sources of Indian History' with Oxford University Press, Delhi.

Jean-Marie Lafont lives in Delhi, with his wife Rehana and their three sons.

About the Book

This book examines the achievements of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, ruler of the last great Indian state which successfully resisted British expansionism until 1849. The main emphasis is on the dynamism and energy of the Maharaja and the Punjabi people in establishing a state in the Land of the Five Rivers. Ranjit Singh's empire ultimately came to include Kashmir, Ladakh, and Peshawar, extending as far west as the Khyber Pass. Ranjit Singh respected the ethnic and religious diversity of the people of the Punjab and successfully forged a political, social, and cultural synthesis among them. He also introduced innovative administrative measures in the political, economic, and cultural spheres of his kingdom. His secular policy was matched by his modernizing drive, seen most spectacularly in the military field where innovative measures were introduced with the help of French and Italian military officers who had served under Napoleon. Among the most serious military challenges which the British encountered in their century-long conquest of India (1757-1849) occurred on the battlefields of Ferozeshah and Chillianwala.

In addition to the political, military, and economic aspects of Ranjit Singh's administration, the book also throws light on some of the little-known yet fascinating cultural achievements of his rule. These include the Imam Bakhsh Lahori school of painting, the discovery of Gandhara art, and the exploration of the Himalayas, which are presented here for the first time.

This volume elaborates on the catalogue of the exhibition Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh organized by the Government of Punjab at the Rambagh Place, Amritsar to celebrate and commemorate the bicentenary of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (16 November 1801-2001). It is lavishly illustrated with 216 colour illustrations and six maps.

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