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The Exile


This fictionalised account of the life of Maharajah Duleep Singh reveals the tragedy of a man who went from being a King to a supplicant, who changed his religion twice, who had a late realisation of his lost destiny and was ultimately unable to return to his land and people. His life is one of the most poignant chapters in Sikh history, as well as the history of British India.

The Author: Navtej Sarna was born in Jalandhar, India. After studying Commerce and Law at Delhi University, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1980. He is presently the Indian Ambassador to Israel and has earlier served as a diplomat in Moscow, Warsaw, Thimphu, Geneva, Tehran and Washington DC.

He has contributed short stories to the BBC World Service, London Magazine and the Anthologies Signals and Signals 2. His book reviews appears in the Times Literary Supplement. Biblio and other journals.

The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail hosted the UK launch of The Exile during Anglo Sikh Heritage Week 2008.  The evening discussion between the Author Navtej Sarna and author of the Maharajahs Box Christy Campbell proved to be a massive success.

Have a look a look at the pictures of the events during Anglo Sikh Heritage Week 2008.

Read a review of The Exile by Seema Chisti