The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia

01 June 2019

Sarbpreet Singh

This book explores the rise and decline of the Sikh court of Ranjit Singh, who was declared the maharaja of Punjab in 1801 and occupied a kingdom that stretched from the borders of Afghanistan to those of the British Raj. The author examines the emperor’s relationship with figures such as his mother-in-law, Sada Kaur, and the truculent leader of his army, Akali Phoola Singh.

Tranquebar, 242 pages, Rs 699