History and Ideology: The Khalsa Over 300 Years

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J. S. Grewal, Indu Banga
Tulika, 1999 - Khalsa (Sect) - 227 pages
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The volume commemorates the tercentenary of the Khalsa by focusing on the history of the Sikh Panth, setting it in the context of the general history of India. The essays included in this volume comprise a selection from presentations that have been made at annual sessions of the Indian History Congress since its foundation in 1935, and cover the major phases of Sikh history from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. They foreground the evolution of Sikhism as one of the great universalist religions of the world, delineating the rich strands that the cultural, social and political history of the Sikhs has contributed to the tapestry of the composite nation that is India.J.S. Grewal was formerly Professor of History and Vice Chancellor at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. His numerous publications include Guru Nanak in History (1969) and Sikhs of the Punjab (1990).Indu Banga is Professor of History at Punjab University, Chandigarh. Her publications include Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab (1985).The merits of this book include lucid and well-researched articles which would provide authentic information to students of history as well as an educational and analytical approach to the history of the Khalsa to the general reader.The Hindu

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Contents

The Major Sources of Early Sikh History
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The Sikh Panth in the Vars of Bhai Gurdas
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Sikh Uprising under Banda Bahadur 170815
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