F. S. Aijazuddin was educated at Aitchison College, Lahore and at Berkhamsted 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.
ILLUSTRATED VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTUEY
“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. Many of the original watercolors, 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 the Lahore of the 19th century, of which so many adventurous and romantic accounts exist.
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