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Lahore: Illustrated Views of the 19th Century

 
F.S. Aijazuddin (Author)
Synopsis Anyone intending to write the history of Lahore requires the tenacity of a mountaineer" claims F.S. Aijazuddin, who, in researching this book, followed the route opened by T.H. Thornton and J. Lockwood Kipling in 1876. But working from a bedrock of literary sources did not lead to an easily accessible collection of engravings, prints and illustrations. Many of the original watercolours, drawings and other works by amateur and professional artists in this book come from British collections such as the India Office Library, The National Army Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. These are supplemented by a collection built up by the author and his wife over a decade of searching. All the visuals are complimented by historical notes that help create an integrated view of Lahore of the 19 century, of which so many adventurous and romantic accounts exist.
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About the author

F.S. Aijazuddin

F.S. Aijazuddin was educated at Aitchison College, Lahore and at Berkamsted School, England. A lineal descendant of Fakir Nuruddin, physician of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and later Governor of Lahore, he is an authority on Punjabi History. His earlier books include a definitive catalogue, Pahari Paintings and Sikh Portraits in the Lahore Museum and Sikh Portraits by European Artists, a vividly written account of Sikh Rulers and their portraits in the 19th Century.

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Bibliographic information

Title Lahore: Illustrated Views of the 19th Century
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8185822379
length 176p., Maps; Plates; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.