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Panjab: Rajah Lal Sing.

Panjab: Rajah Lal Sing.

Artist: Hardinge, Charles Stewart (1822 - 1894)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: X738/1(13)

Item number: 738113

Length: 39

Width: 32

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 13 from "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This depicts Raja Lal Singh who led Sikh forces against the British during the First Anglo-Sikh War (1845-46) and was defeated at the battle of Sobraon on the 10th February 1846. The resulting Treaty of Lahore meant that Sir Henry Lawrence was appointed British Resident and Lal Singh was asked to surrender Kashmir to Raja Gulab Singh (an ally of the British). Singh was exiled, on charges of conspiracy after having indirectly encouraged Imam-ud-din, the Darbar's Muslim Governor there to resist. The administration of Lahore was entrusted to a Council of regency consisting of Fakir-ud-din, Teja Singh and Dina Nath.

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