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Maharaja Sher Singh

Overflowing garbage marks the spot where the final blow was dealt to the Sikh Empire

The pavilion which contained one of the most famous gardens in Lahore is now in ruins. Sitting inside the baradari (pavilion), Maharaja Sher Singh and his son, Kanvar Pratab Singh, watched the Khalsa Army parade in front of them. Before him, his father, Maharaja Ranjit Singh too sometimes used to inspect his army at this garden, earning it the title of parade ground. The river Ravi flowed ju...
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Dhyan Singh Haveli in need of restoration

LAHORE: On that October day, the boon companion of the king of the Punjab threatened the prime minister with dire consequences within 24 hours. Kharak Singh had inherited the vast kingdom from his father Maharaja Ranjit Singh. By all accounts, he had neither the intellect nor the will to manage statecraft and was much given to excessive amounts of opium and wine. He was close to one of his wife...
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British Library acquires group of Sikh Miniatures on Ivory

Add.Or.5680-82 Inscribed: Now Mahal Sing successor to Rangeet Sing [i.e. Kharak Singh]; Maharajah of Lahore Ranjeet Sing; Bahadoor Shaw present King of Delhi [i.e. Akbar II] (British Library, Add.Or.5680-82) A recently acquired group of miniatures painted on ivory and laid down on paper supports with identifying inscriptions, still mostly with their original glass, is of considerable interest....
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