Duleep Singh’s London Residence 53 Holland Park

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A fine stucco house in a fashionable corner of Kensington in West London. It was used by Maharajah Duleep Singh as a London base. He used this base during the most tumultuous days of his relationship with the British Government.
53 Holland Park is the London Residence where Duleep Singh penned his Opera ‘Lahore’. From here he studied the ‘Punjab Papers’ in the British Library and penned letters to the India Office to press his grievances. It was from this residence that the family was camped before they took flight to India in order for Duleep Singh to enter Punjab. That attempt was thwarted at Aden where Duleep Singh converted back to Sikhism – an event of great significance. While he was detained, his family returned to England, and 53 Holland Park. Their residence at Holland Park was a difficult one. Duleep Singh was outwardly committing acts of treason, signing himself as ‘Britain’s Implacable foe’. For Maharani Bamba and the children life on Holland Park was a difficult one. It was at 53 Holland Park that Maharani Bamba, last Maharani of Lahore, died.

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