Ranjit Singh

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Penguin Books India, Sep 27, 2008 - 240 pages
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The Classic Biography Of One Of India&Rsquo;S Greatest Rulers

Ranjit Singh Was In Every Way As Remarkable A Man As His Contemporaries, Napoleon And Mohammed Ali. From The Status Of Petty Chieftain He Rose To Become The Most Powerful Indian Ruler Of His Time. His Empire Extended From Tibet To The Deserts Of Sindh And From The Khyber Pass To The Sutlej. His Army Was One Of The Most Powerful Of The Time In Asia And Was The First Indian Force In A Thousand Years To Stem The Tides Of Invasion From The North-West Frontiers Of Hindustan.

This Is The First Detailed Biography Of The First And Only Sikh Ruler Of The Punjab By A Sikh Writer Who Has Devoted Many Years Of His Life To Research On Sikh History. In This Classic Work Khushwant Singh Presents Ranjit Singh As He Really Was. Based On Persian, Punjabi And English Sources And Drawing Upon The Diaries And Accounts Of European Travellers Like Moorcroft, Sir Alexander Burne, Masson, Fane And Emily Eden, This Is A Memorable Account Of The Pageantry And Brilliance Of The Sikh Kingdom At The Height Of Its Power, And A Lively Portrait Of One Of The Most Colourful Characters In Indian History.

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Khushwant Singh really did a good research for truth and displayed a beatiful portrait of this great warrior. Today sikhs are living very less fortunate lives. They are forgetting all greatness, respect and bravery of ancestor sikhs. Today sikhs need a leader like Maharaja Ranjit Singh to... 

Contents

Reorganization of the Army
45
Integration of Western Punjab
99
Victory at Attock Failure
121
The Capture of Peshawar
141
Ranjit SINGH and His Feringhees
155
FIFTEENZ The Battle of Naushera
170
Sindh and the Field of
193
EIGHTEEN2 Breaking out of the British Cordon
220
WEZNTYZ The Army of the Indus
239
The Last Chapter 25 3
253
Tables
267
Bibliography
307
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Khushwant Slngh (1915-2014) authored over fifty books including A Train to Pakistan, a two-volume History and Religion of the Sikhs, which is still considered the most authoritative writing on the subject, innumerable collections of short stories and articles as well as translations of Urdu and Punjabi works. He was also the editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, a Times of India publication. His acerbic pen, his wit and humour, and, most of all, his ability to laugh at himself made him immensely popular. Suddhasattwa Basu is a painter, illustrator and animator. Graduate of the Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta, he has worked in the Design Unit of Thomson Press and has been closely associated with Target, the children's magazine. His love and keen observation of nature and landscape also find expression in To Live in Magic, a book of nature poems and prayers for children by Ruskin Bond. His cartoon character Ghayab will be seen shortly in a television serial on Doordarshan.

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