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FOREWORD:

Maharaja Ranjit singh was a strong supporter of new ideas and trends. He was therefore, quick to respond to the exigencies of political situation prevailing in the Punjab during the early 19th century. He created a strong and disciplined army and well coordinated administration.He, in persuit of his objectives, inducted into his service a large number of Europeans whose talent was employed in modernizing civil and military administration of the Kingdom of Lahore.Among the Europeanthere dwere a good number of the French. The French officers, both civil and military, contributed significantly towards the modernnization of the army of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh

I am glad that Jean-Marie Lafont has underscored the contribution of French Officers, particularly General Allard and Colonel Mouton.This book I believe is a landmark in tracing the historic relationship between India and France. I congratulate Dr. Lafont for preparing this book for Guru Nanak Dev University.

I am sure this book will be received well by the students and researchers of the history of Punjab.

CONTENTS

Preface Vii
Introduction Xi
The External Policy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh- An Assessment 1
Fauj-I-khas 15
The French in the Civil and Diplomatic Corps of Maharaja Ranjit Singh 71
Extended Area of Activity of French Officers of the Sarkar-I-Khalsa 113
General J. F. Allard and His Family 151
Col. Francois Henri Mouton 192
Appendix - I: Statement of Disposition of French Sowars on the Bank of River Sutlej 199
Appendix - II: Personal Belongings of Bannou Pan Dei Allard 200
Appendix - III: Col. Francois - Henri Mouton's letter to Duke of Dalmatia, French Minister of War. 204
Bibliography 223
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Fauj-I-Khas: Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his French Officers

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Edition:
2002
ISBN:
8177700480
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English
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242 (Color Illus: 2)
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FOREWORD:

Maharaja Ranjit singh was a strong supporter of new ideas and trends. He was therefore, quick to respond to the exigencies of political situation prevailing in the Punjab during the early 19th century. He created a strong and disciplined army and well coordinated administration.He, in persuit of his objectives, inducted into his service a large number of Europeans whose talent was employed in modernizing civil and military administration of the Kingdom of Lahore.Among the Europeanthere dwere a good number of the French. The French officers, both civil and military, contributed significantly towards the modernnization of the army of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh

I am glad that Jean-Marie Lafont has underscored the contribution of French Officers, particularly General Allard and Colonel Mouton.This book I believe is a landmark in tracing the historic relationship between India and France. I congratulate Dr. Lafont for preparing this book for Guru Nanak Dev University.

I am sure this book will be received well by the students and researchers of the history of Punjab.

CONTENTS

Preface Vii
Introduction Xi
The External Policy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh- An Assessment 1
Fauj-I-khas 15
The French in the Civil and Diplomatic Corps of Maharaja Ranjit Singh 71
Extended Area of Activity of French Officers of the Sarkar-I-Khalsa 113
General J. F. Allard and His Family 151
Col. Francois Henri Mouton 192
Appendix - I: Statement of Disposition of French Sowars on the Bank of River Sutlej 199
Appendix - II: Personal Belongings of Bannou Pan Dei Allard 200
Appendix - III: Col. Francois - Henri Mouton's letter to Duke of Dalmatia, French Minister of War. 204
Bibliography 223
Note

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