A History of the Sikhs: 1839-2004, Volume 2

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Oxford University Press, Feb 3, 2005 - History - 576 pages
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'the indispensable reference point for...an historical and sociological understanding of the Sikh tradition...these volumes are a tribute to [the] capacity for both a sympathetic and a balanced rendition of Sikh history.' --Times of India'Singh has done a good job of turning dry history into informed reading.' -- Sunday MailA History of the SikhsFirst 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-scholarlyaudience, the book is based on scholarly archival research.Volume 1: 1469-1839: This volume covers 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 trac es the growth of Sikhism and tells of thecompilation 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 the Sikhs with the Mughals and the Afghans, until the consolidation of Sikhpower under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

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Review: A History of the Sikhs Vol 1 (SECOND EDITION): Volume 1 1469-1838 (Oxford India Collection)

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Very good book, the author has established himself as serious historian. The matter is well researched and lucidly presented. There is plethora of details satisfying any inquisitive reader who wants to learn about Sikh heritage. Read full review

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A History of the Sikhs (Volume II) is vivid, graphical and interesting. It is an excellent read if you are interested in the subject. Read the complete review of A History of The Sikhs - Volume II at http://www.thebookoutline.com/2014/07... Read full review

Contents

FALL OF THE SIKH KINGDOM
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PLATES
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CONSOLIDATION OF BRITISH POWER IN THE PUNJAB
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About the author (2005)

Khushwant Singh is a renowned journalist, the author of several works of fiction, and an authority on Sikh history.