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The Sikhs of the Punjab : New Cambridge History of India - J. S. Grewal

The Sikhs of the Punjab

New Cambridge History of India

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2008
ISBN: 9780521268844
Number Of Pages: 308

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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.

'... simply the best, most clearly written, and most useful one-volume historical survey of the subject that currently is available.' Religious Studies Review '... a valuable text for students who wish to study Sikh history, and fundamental reading for scholars of South Asian history and religion.' The Journal of Asian Studies 'A timely publication which the rulers in Delhi would do well to read.' The Hindu

Introduction
The Turko-Afghan rule
Foundation of the Sikh Panth
Evolution of the Sikh Panth (1539-1606)
Transformation of the Sikh Panth (1606-1708)
Rise to political power (1708-1799)
The Sikh empire (1799-1848)
Recession and resurgence (1849-1919)
In the struggle for freedom (1920-1947)
Towards the 'Punjab-Province' (1947-1966)
In the new Punjab state (1966-1984)
Epilogue
Appendices
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ISBN: 9780521268844
ISBN-10: 0521268842
Series: New Cambridge History of India : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 31st March 2008
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.62