A History of the Sikhs: From the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the Sutlej

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 2, 2011 - History - 478 pages
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Joseph Davey Cunningham (1812-1851) joined the East India Company's army thanks to the patronage of Sir Walter Scott. He became the assistant to Colonel Claud Wade, a political agent on the Sikh frontier, in 1837, and spent eight years in various political roles living among the Sikh in the Punjab. While writing a report in 1844 for the government, he decided to undertake the history of the Sikhs, and received encouragement for the project from his father, Scottish poet and author Allan Cunningham. He spent four years on the book, and while it established his reputation as a historian of India, it also destroyed his career as a colonial official: he fell foul of the Army in India for his revelation of supposedly secret negotiations with Sikh leaders, and allegations of corruption, during the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845-1846.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
The Vilandering Chunggurs I I
17
l0O0l200 Ramanooj establishes other Orders with Vzlsmoo as
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A n Page
33
Ramanund establishes a comprehensive Sect at Benares
36
l500l550 Vullubh extends the Reformation to the South
39
in a popular
48
l58l Reduces customary Offerings to a systematic Tax or Tithe
54
The Sikhs march against Peshawar
171
126
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The Traveller Moorcroft in the Punjab
178
Sher Singh and Tara Singh the declared sons of Mehtab
186
129
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CHAPTER VII
192
Raja Heera Singhs marriage
198
Runjeet Singh yields to the English demands
208

I628 Jehangheer dies and Hur Govind engages in a petty warfare
61
I675 put to death
69
Govinds views and motives
71
Govinds proceedings excite the suspicions of
84
A new character impressed upon the reformed Hindoos
90
CHAPTER IV
97
The Abdalee reaches Lahore
103
End of 1762 Ahmed retires after committing various excesses
109
176+ Their Gooroomnttas or Diets
112
CHAPTER V
119
The Sikhs defeated at Meerut
125
Retires to Hansee but afterwards masters Sufeedon near
132
l8056 Holkar comes to terms with the English and marches
137
Crosses the Sutlej for the second time 144
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CHAPTER VI
154
But Runjeet Singh told he may cross the Sutlej to resist
157
1814 The flight of his family from Lahore to Loodiana
164
18l82l Mahomed Azeem Khan desirous of securing Peshawur
170
And returns to Loodiana
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130
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Sooltan Mahomed Khan solicits the friendship or protection
220
Negotiations regarding the restoration of Shah Shooja
233
I842 The Chinese recover Garo
259
Dost Mahomcd returns to Caubul
269
l8l4 The insurrection of Cashmcera Singh and Peshawura Singh
274
The Sikh Army moves against J ummoo
283
English
289
The Sikhs recross the Sutlej and threaten Loodiana 3 1
311
APPENDIX V
378
Sir David Ochterloneys Proclamation of I809
382
Indus Navigation Treaty of 1832
389
APPENDIX XV
400
APPENDIX XVIII
406
APPENDIX XX
413
APPENDIX XXI
426
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