The book comprises several specialised studies written between 1977 and 1997 most of which have been published in French. Apart from the general introduction the subjects addressed are: French presence in the kingdom of Punjab: French search for manuscripts in the 18th century paintings, French patronage of a school of painting in the Punjab: the numismatic collection of General Court, Indian influence on Albert Camus and Andre Malraux in Gandhara. Some papers study those French who took up service with the native status e.g. with Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan in Mysore with Madhoji Scindia in the Doab and Ranjit Singh in Punjab. One paper adds the biography of Bannou Pan Dei of Chamba as an example of Franco-Indian family and one finally deals with commerce of Punjab and Kashmir in 1832.
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