Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 21
The history of Punjab is incomplete without Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Highlighting his life, rule, its impact and his courtroom stories, Sarbpreet Singh has penned a book on the legendary ruler. On Sunday, he was in holy city for an elaborate discussion on his book—The Camel Merchant of Philadelphia—at Majha House.
The conversation was moderated by senior journalist Nirupama Dutt. Dr Amanpreet Singh Gill, author and faculty at Delhi University, along with Sarbpreet, talked about the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. They also threw light on stories of his Lahore court, importance of Sada Kaur, mother-in-law of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and her leadership skills. Besides, they talked about the dramatic rise and decline of the ruler.
Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dullar Singh Dhillon was the chief guest. Preeti Gill, founder of Majha House, was also present on the occasion.
Talking about his book, Sarbpreet said, “During my research, I found that many writers had painted a rosy picture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and some others the exact opposite. I have tried to present his life in a balanced manner. The book is not about him, but about the people around him. There are multiple chapters.”
Sarbpreet also reflected on the role of Sada Kaur and her approach to equality between both genders. "Her accomplishments are unbelievable. She has a strategic approach. The manner in which she implemented her vision is praiseworthy," he added.
Nirupama Dutt described him as a revered ruler. "During one of my visits to Lahore, I was fascinated by the kind of reverence and remembrance he commanded in that part of Punjab."
Dr Amanpreet Gill said the Maharaja's vision could help solve the current problems of the state. He said there was a need to write more on Sada Kaur.
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