The Sikhs of the Punjab

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 8, 1998 - History - 277 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Introduction I
1
The TurkoAfghan rule
9
Foundation of the Sikh Panth
28
Evolution of the Sikh Panth 1 j 391606
39
Transformation of the Sikh Panth 16061708
62
The land of the Five Rivers i
63
Akbars empire 43
69
Rise to political power 17081799
82
Recession and resurgence 18491919
128
British India twentieth century
129
The British Punjab twentieth century
148
In the struggle for freedom 19201947
157
Towards the Punjabi Province 19471966
181
Contemporary India 19
190
In the new Punjab state 19661984
205
Contemporary Punjab
206

The Mughal empire 1740s
86
The Sikh empire 17991849
99
The Punjab under Sikh rule
102
Bibliographical Essay
259
Index
268
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Page 266 - ... words in Persian characters. VII. A large number of glossaries and dictionaries of technical terms have also been prepared and published from time to time by various individuals and institutions. The first work on the subject, viz. Handbook of the Economic products and of the manufactures and arts of the Punjab (with a combined index and glossary of technical vernacular words) in two volumes, by BH Baden-Powell, was produced in 1868 from Roorkee and reproduced in 1872 from Lahore.

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