dalsingh101 Posted January 5, 2020 Report Share Posted January 5, 2020 Been reading Anita Anand's book on Sophia, who was Maharajah Ranjit Singh's granddaughter. Here's an interesting excerpt regarding the treatment of lascars, who were essentially hired sailors, many of whom came from Panjab. It's interesting to note how M. Duleep Singh, who is commonly characterised as some hedonistic fool in white literature, tried to help these very ill-treated people by opening a refuge in east London (before the anglo establishment attacked him), and how his daughter subsequently did so much for these people too: 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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