The Lion’s Firanghis – Europeans at the Court of Lahore
We invite you to a talk by Bobby Singh Bansal – a British historian, writer & filmmaker. He has just returned from Pakistan and India, where he has given a series of lectures at universities in Peshawar, Lahore, Amritsar and Patiala. His extensive research focuses on the Sikh empire and he will be sharing with us some rarely seen images. His talk will focus on the Europeans at Maharaja Ranjit Singh court. Who were these “European mercenaries” who had served with distinction, whose impact at the opulent Lahore Darbar became legendary and what became of them afterwards when they returned to Europe?