1935 British Colonial Punjab 30 Bound Issues Lahore Newspaper India Sikhs Hindus For Sale
THIS and the Other Bound Collection I currently have listed on ARE THE LAST of my BOUND ISSUES of BRITISH PUNJAB’S TRIBUNE, published in LAHORE.
This sale is for:
A HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT, BOUND COLLECTION of OCCUPIED LAHORE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS, published in ENGLISH for the RULING BRITISH. Approximately 30 issues of this daily newspaper for August 1935.
MANY ARTICLES ON SIKHS, MUSLIMS,HINDUS, TERRORISTS, INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENTS, GANDHI, and WORLD NEWS OF INTEREST TO THE BRITISH COLONIALISTS, all From a COLONIAL INDIA / PAKISTAN / PUNJAB Perspective.
Very large format newspapers bound together in hardcovers, blue paper covered boards and cloth tape covered spine and spine margins, 14” x 19”.
Daily Newspaper. 31 issues, all for the month of August 1935. The issues begin with the August 1, 1935 issue and end with the August 31, 1935 issue.
The newspaper issues were presumably bound by the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, because there is an Ex-Libris Bookplate of the University of California on the front free-endpaper, “University of California” stamps here and there throughout, and a U.C. Berkeley card pocket on the rear free-endpaper. There may also be some other ex-lib marks I have not noted..
THE TRIBUNE was a BRITISH RAJ - OCCUPIED INDIA / PUNJAB English Language Newspaper, meant for the Brits and their Families living in Colonial India / Punjab.
Many (most?) of the issues seem to have 15 pages. All contain lots of ads of interest to the British in India.
CONDITION: The covers have some rubs and scrapes, the spine ends are worn, overall the covers remain very sturdy and are doing their job well. Internally, the pages are toned, as is normal; some pages, especially the first few pages, have wear to their edges; a few pages have major tears (e.g. across the page); some pages have a few holes and tears; the pages are tender overall and edge pieces can come off; nonetheless, the issues are in generally GOOD condition, most pages solid, all legible and clean, kept that way by having been nicely bound and probably rarely used.
I have tried to provide enough images to give you a good idea of the types of articles and illustrations contained in these issues.
ABOUT LAHORE (from Wikipedia):
******Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the second largest city in the country. With a rich history dating back over a millennium, Lahore is a main cultural center of Pakistan. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Lahore remains an economic, political, transportation, entertainment, and educational hub.
Lahore successively served as regional capital of the empires of the Shahi kingdoms in the 11th century, the Ghaznavids in the 12th century, the Ghurid State in the 12th and 13th centuries the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, the Sikh expansion in the early 19th century, and it was the capital of the Punjab region under the British Raj in the mid-19th and early 20th century.
The traditional capital of Punjab for a thousand years, Lahore was the cultural center of the northern Indian subcontinent which extends from the Eastern banks of the Indus River to New Delhi. Lahore is also home to many British colonial structures built in the Indo-Saracenic style, such as the Lahore High Court, the General Post Office, Lahore Museum and many older universities including the University of the Punjab. The Lahore Zoo, thought to be the fourth oldest in the world, is also situated here.
Maharajah Ranjit Singh made Lahore his capital and was able to expand the kingdom to the Khyber Pass and also included Jammu and Kashmir, while keeping the British from expanding across the River Sutlej for more than 40 years. After his death in 1839 the internecine fighting between the Sikhs and several rapid forfeitures of territory by his sons, along with the intrigues of the Dogras and two Anglo-Sikh wars, eventually led to British control of the Lahore Darbar ten years later.
For the British, Punjab was a frontier province, because Lahore had boundaries with Afghanistan and Persia. Therefore, the Punjabis, unlike the Bengalis and the Sindhis, were not allowed to use their mother tongue as an official language. The British first introduced Urdu as an official language in Punjab, including Lahore, allegedly due to a fear of Punjabi nationalism.
Under British rule (1849–1947), colonial architecture in Lahore combined Mughal, Gothic and Victorian styles. Under British rule, Sir Ganga Ram (referred to as the father of modern Lahore) designed and built the General Post Office, Lahore Museum, Aitchison College, Mayo School of Arts (now the NCA), Ganga Ram Hospital, Lady Mclagan Girls High School, the chemistry department of the Government College University, the Albert Victor wing of Mayo Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram High School (now Lahore College for Women) the Hailey College of Commerce, Ravi Road House for the Disabled, the Ganga Ram Trust Building on Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, and the Lady Maynard Industrial School. He also constructed Model Town, a suburb that has recently developed into a cultural center for Lahore's growing socioeconomic elite.
Lahore played a special role in the independence movements of India. The 1929 Indian National Congress session was held at Lahore. In this Congress, the Declaration of the Independence of India was moved by Pandit Nehru and passed unanimously at midnight on 31 December 1929. On this occasion, the Swaraj flag (with a charkha at its centre) was adopted by the Congress.
Lahore's prison was used by the British to detain revolutionary freedom fighters. Noted freedom fighter Jatin Das died in Lahore's prison after fasting for 63 days in protest of British treatment of political prisoners. One of the greatest martyrs in the history of Indian independence, Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh, was hanged here.
The most important session of the All India Muslim League (later the Pakistan Muslim League), demanding the creation of Pakistan, was held in Lahore in 1940. Muslims under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah demanded a separate homeland for Muslims of India in a document known as the Pakistan Resolution or the Lahore Resolution. It was during this session that Jinnah, the leader of the league, publicly proposed the Two-Nation Theory for the first time.******
Estimated Value $200 - $400 (what I have or would price the item on a BIN basis - your offers will determine the final value, of course!)
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