The Sikhs of the Punjab / Edition 1

The Sikhs of the Punjab / Edition 1

by J. S. Grewal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521637643

ISBN-13: 9780521637640

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This important new contribution to the New Cambridge History of India examines chronologically the entire span of Sikh history from prehistoric times to the present day. In an introductory chapter, Professor Grewal surveys the changing pattern of human settlements in the Punjab until the fifteenth century and the emergence of the Punjabi language as the basis of

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This important new contribution to the New Cambridge History of India examines chronologically the entire span of Sikh history from prehistoric times to the present day. In an introductory chapter, Professor Grewal surveys the changing pattern of human settlements in the Punjab until the fifteenth century and the emergence of the Punjabi language as the basis of regional articulation. Subsequent chapters explore the life and beliefs of Guru Nanak—the founder of Sikhism; the extension and modification of his ideas by his successors; the increasing number and composition of their followers and the development of Sikh self identity. Professor Grewal also analyzes the emergence of Sikhism in relation to the changing historical situation of Turko-Afghan rule, the Mughal empire and its disintegration, British rule and independence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521637640
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Turko-Afghan rule; 2. Foundation of the Sikh Panth; 3. Evolution of the Sikh Panth (1539–1606); 4. Transformation of the Sikh Panth (1606–1708); 5. Rise to political power (1708–1799); 6. The Sikh empire (1799–1848); 7. Recession and resurgence (1849–1919); 8. In the struggle for freedom (1920–1947); 9. Towards the 'Punjab-Province' (1947–1966); 10. In the new Punjab state (1966–1984); Epilogue; Appendices.

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