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A History of the Sikhs, 1469-1839 Vol. 1 2nd Edition, 13th Impression

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Publisher:Oxford University Press
Published In:2011
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.17 lbs
Pages:pp. xiv + 407, [4] Pages of Plates, Charts, Map (Folded), Index, Appendices, Biblio., Acknowledgement

The Title "A History of the Sikhs, 1469-1839 Vol. 1 2nd Edition, 13th Impression" is written by Khushwant Singh. This book was published in the year 2011. The ISBN number 0195673085|9780195673081 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 2nd Edition, 13th Impression edition. This book has total of pp. xiv + 407 (Pages). It is a multi volume book, other associated volume(s) is/are A History of the Sikhs, 1839-2004 . The publisher of this title is Oxford University Press. We have about 91958 other great books from this publisher. A History of the Sikhs, 1469-1839 Vol. 1 2nd Edition, 13th Impression is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Guru Gobind Singh s the social, religious and political background which led to the formation of the Sikh faith in the fifteenth century. Basing his account on original documents in Persian, Gurmukhi and English, The Author traces the growth of Sikhism and tells of the compilation of its sacred scriptures in the Granth Sahib. The transformation of the Sikhs from a pacifist sect to a militant group called the Khasla led by Guru Gobind Singh is portrayed in detail, as is the relationship of theSikhs with the Mughals and the Afghans, until the consolidation of Sikh power under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

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Cover Photograph : K. Guruswamy
Maps : Khushwant Singh



1. The Sikh homeland
2. Birth of Sikhism
3. Building of the Sikh church
4. The call to arms
5. From the Pacifist Sikh to the Militant Khalsa

6. The rise and fall of Banda Bahadur
7. Persecution of the Sikhs and the reorganisation of the Khalsa Army
8. Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Sikhs
9. From the Indus to the Ganges

10. Rise of the Sukerchakia Misl
11. Maharajah of the Punjab
12. Suzerain of Malwa
13. British annexation of Malwa : Treaty of Lahore, 1809
14. Consolidation of the Punjab
15. Extinction of Afghan power in Northern India
16. Europeanisation of the army
17. Dreams of Sindh and the sea
18. Across the Himalayas to Tibet