Bhupinder Singh Bance, also known as Peter Bance, is a renowned Sikh historian, independent researcher, and antiquarian. He is a prolific writer who has published works on the Sikh migration, and the establishment of the Sikh temples in the UK, as well as writing for The Times and The Oxford National Biography. He is an authority on the life and family of Maharajah Duleep Singh and has the largest collection of memorabilia relating to the Maharajah. His collection has been exhibited worldwide including at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Museum, and the Bard Graduate Centre in New York.
Abstract: Maharajah Duleep Singh
This richly illustrated presentation focuses on the life, family and legacy of Maharajah Duleep Singh, the last sovereign of the Sikh kingdom of Lahore. The son of one of the most famous emperors in Indian history, Maharajah Ranjit Singh, Duleep Singh was the last of the Punjabi kings. After the annexation of his kingdom by the British, Duleep Singh led a life in exile in Britain and his troubled but fascinating life has been the inspiration for study by historians and scholars alike.