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Indika

by Jean-Marie Lafont | 01 January 2000
Hardback
The book attempts to study some of the lesser-known aspects of Indo-French relations. The core of the research is about the French in the service of Indian States (Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, Madhoji Sindhia, Shuja ud-Daula, Asaf ud-Daula and Ranjit Singh) before the onset of British rule in India. It focuses on the modernization of the armed forces of these states and the transfer of military know-how and technologies in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It also deals with French curiosité towards Indian history and civilization: French involvement in the cultural life of these states, collection of manuscripts, sponsoring of artists like Nevasi Lal, Mohan Singh or Imam Bakhsh Lahori, a passionate taste for Indian architecture, archaeological excavations in Punjab and Peshawar, early Indo-Greek and Graeco-Bactrian studies and the discovery of Gandhara art. Such intimate connections between some Frenchmen and Indian society at large came through their marriage into Indian families. One full chapter is devoted to Bannou Pan Deï, wife of General Allard, and to the history of this family in Lahore and in Saint-Tropez (France). The last two chapters bring the story down in 1976 in analysing Indian influence on Albert Camus and André Mairaux, two key figures of the contemporary French intelligentsia.
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The book attempts to study some of the lesser-known aspects of Indo-French relations. The core of the research is about the French in the service of Indian States (Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, Madhoji Sindhia, Shuja ud-Daula, Asaf ud-Daula and Ranjit Singh) before the onset of British rule in India. It focuses on the modernization of the armed forces of these states and the transfer of military know-how and technologies in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It also deals with French curiosité towards Indian history and civilization: French involvement in the cultural life of these states, collection of manuscripts, sponsoring of artists like Nevasi Lal, Mohan Singh or Imam Bakhsh Lahori, a passionate taste for Indian architecture, archaeological excavations in Punjab and Peshawar, early Indo-Greek and Graeco-Bactrian studies and the discovery of Gandhara art. Such intimate connections between some Frenchmen and Indian society at large came through their marriage into Indian families. One full chapter is devoted to Bannou Pan Deï, wife of General Allard, and to the history of this family in Lahore and in Saint-Tropez (France). The last two chapters bring the story down in 1976 in analysing Indian influence on Albert Camus and André Mairaux, two key figures of the contemporary French intelligentsia.
Currently out of stock
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294 Reward Points

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€98.00
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery
294 Reward Points

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The book attempts to study some of the lesser-known aspects of Indo-French relations. The core of the research is about the French in the service of Indian States (Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, Madhoji Sindhia, Shuja ud-Daula, Asaf ud-Daula and Ranjit Singh) before the onset of British rule in India. It focuses on the modernization of the armed forces of these states and the transfer of military know-how and technologies in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It also deals with French curiosité towards Indian history and civilization: French involvement in the cultural life of these states, collection of manuscripts, sponsoring of artists like Nevasi Lal, Mohan Singh or Imam Bakhsh Lahori, a passionate taste for Indian architecture, archaeological excavations in Punjab and Peshawar, early Indo-Greek and Graeco-Bactrian studies and the discovery of Gandhara art. Such intimate connections between some Frenchmen and Indian society at large came through their marriage into Indian families. One full chapter is devoted to Bannou Pan Deï, wife of General Allard, and to the history of this family in Lahore and in Saint-Tropez (France). The last two chapters bring the story down in 1976 in analysing Indian influence on Albert Camus and André Mairaux, two key figures of the contemporary French intelligentsia.

Product Details

Indika

ISBN9788173042782

FormatHardback

Publisher (01 January. 2000)

No. of Pages524

Weight798

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 225 x 145