Event / UK Punjab Heritage Association

‘Royals and Rebels’ with Priya Atwal

19 Oct 2020 – 17.00

Dr Priya Atwal shines fresh light on the kingdom of Ranjit Singh in conversation with actor, writer and filmmaker Jassa Ahluwalia. Her new book ‘Rebels and Royals’ looks beyond the empire’s founding father to restore the queens and princes to the story of this empire’s spectacular rise and fall. She brings to life a self-made ruling family, inventively fusing Sikh, Mughal and European ideas of power, but eventually succumbing to gendered family politics, as the Sikh Empire fell to its great rival in the new India: the British.

Royals and Rebels
The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire
UK Punjab Heritage Association