It has been more than a week for us in self isolation and with a global lockdown imposed, life is pretty much at a standstill. While we sit at home in the same pjs for a week, feeling bloated from all the stress eating and edging towards the brink of insanity, the only way to get out of a funk is to visualize an ideal future – aka holidaying in a seven-start resort, sunbathing on the poolside, sipping on Piña-coladas.
He was deposed, brought to Britain in 1854, and paraded like a conquest of empire.
Duleep Singh is as much a conquest of empire as the famed Koh-i-Noor diamond he is claimed to have “gifted” to the crown. He is procured, coveted, treasured and locked away like a jewel.
Yet, the last Maharajah of Takht-e-Lahore remains to be one of the first ambassadors of everything 'west' about the subcontinent!