A History of the Sikhs: 1469-1838

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - History - 434 pages
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First published in 1963, this remains the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the Sikhs. The new edition updated to the present recounts the return of the community to the mainstream of national life. Written in Khushwant Singh's trademark style to be accessible to a general, non-scholarly audience, the book is based on scholarly archival research.

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Review: A History of the Sikhs (1469-1839) - Vol. 1: Volume 1 : 1469-1839

User Review  - P - Goodreads

Volume I is a well researched, comprehensive, attentive history of the Sikhs from their inception through 1839. It is very dryly written, which constitutes my only real complaint. I suspect I may feel ... Read full review

Review: A History of the Sikhs (1469-1839) - Vol. 1: Volume 1 : 1469-1839

User Review  - Harshit - Goodreads

This is an amazing account on how Sikhs came into existence and in a period of 400 years rose to almost ruling over India north to Indus river. It starts with how Sikhs came into picture by ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Khushwant Singh is a former Editor, The Hindustan Times and The Illustrated Weekly of India.

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