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Bobby Bansal's first offering on the Court of Lahore: - THE LION'S FIRANGHIS has been with wide acclaim from the USA, India and Europe.

A highly researched photographic book with unseen images in this richly illustrated coffee-table publication, with a Foreword by the distinguished historian and author, Jean Lafont.

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SOVEREIGN, SQUIRE & REBEL: Maharajah Duleep Singh & The Heirs of a Lost Kingdom.

This is the first time that the Maharajah of the Punjab's history has been told in such a high quality publication, featuring over 250 rare photographic images which have been  reproduced in full colour on quality art paper. The highly illustrated book is also to be launched as a deluxe edition which will have a gilted cloth bound luxury slip-case.  

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SOVEREIGN, SQUIRE & REBEL, traces in greater detail the Maharajah's eight children and their partners too. In regards to the Maharajah, his life in Lahore and Fatehgarh has too been greatly researched, whilst images in public and private collections have been reproduced for the first time.

(Maharani Bamba Duleep Singh)


PATWANT SINGH, India's highly acclaimed Sikh historian and author, who has also provided the foreword for this delightful publication, writes "The purpose of this fine book will be best served if the reader remains focused on the reality of what happened during the ten years after Ranjit Singh’s death, and till the time Duleep Singh died in a faraway land. British historians excel at verbal nobility in describing their own past glories, and explaining why they went to war and the exemplary manner in which they conducted it. But reality can be quite different. As George Bernard Shaw very aptly put it “… you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. He does everything on principle. He fights you on patriotic principles; he robs you on business principles; he enslaves you on imperial principles …”So it is very good news indeed when Sikh historians like Peter Bance write prolifically to break the mould of make-believe history."


Prince Victor & Lady Anne Duleep Singh           Maharaja Duleep Singh by Hardinge

'SOVREIGN, SQUIRE & REBEL - MAHARAJAH DULEEP SINGH & The Heirs of a Lost Kingdom'  will be available at all major bookstores, and on-line stores in April 2009. Advance signed copies can be pre-booked via Coronet House, and will be despatched on publication.

RRP: £29.99

ISBN: 978-0-9561270-0-6

For more information on Maharajah Duleep Singh and his family, click here


Read Jerome Taylor's review in The Independent

Review on 'Sovereign, Squire & Rebel' by The Sikh Times