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His Highness The Maharaja Of Bikaner - A Biography
By K.M. Panikkar
Published by Oxford University Press, London - 1937
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General Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, GBE, KCB, GCStJ (3 October 1880, Bikaner – 2 February 1943, Bombay), was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Bikaner (in present-day Rajasthan, India) from 1888 to 1943. He is widely remembered as a modern reformist visionary, and he was also one of the two "non-White" members of the British Imperial War Cabinet during World War I.
Photograph of Sir Ganga Singh, the Maharaja of Bikaner in Rajasthan, from the Elgin Collection, taken by an unknown photographer during the Viceroy Lord Elgin's 'Autumn Tour 1896'. Ganga Singh (1887-1943) was known for his enlightened views on modernisation. He instigated an extensive building programme in the city, including the Lalgarh Palace and the Ganga Niwas. He was also the founder of the Bikaner Camel Corps, now part of the Indian Army's Border Security Force, which served in China, Somaliland, Egypt and the Middle East as part of the British Army in India.
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