GUISE, WALTER (d. 1857), tutor to Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh from 1850 to 1853 at Fatehgaṛh in present-day Uttar Pradesh to which place the young prince had been taken by the British after the occupation of the Punjab. In contemporary records, he has been described as "a very good fellow, patient and attentive, of mild manners and gentlemanly appearance and demeanour." Before Duleep Siṅgh was to convert to Christianity, Guise was assigned to instruct him in the gospel as well, and he was one of those who signed the register of witnesses to the baptism of Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh. In 1853, Walter Guise received an offer from an indigo planter near Fatehgaṛh to take charge of his plantation as a partner. When in 1857 the Mahārājā's house at Fatehgaṛh was pillaged and most inmates killed by mutineers, Walter Guise was among the Europeans who lost their lives.


  1. Ganda Singh, ed., History of the Freedom Movement in the Panjab (Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence). Patiala, 1972
  2. Login, Lady, Sir John Login and Duleep Singh. Patiala, 1970

K. S. Thāpar