Penguin Books India, Mar 24, 2009 - 240 pages
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...
Ranjit Singhs Ancestors Birth and
The Punjab and the Afghan Invasions
Maharaja of the Punjab
The Taking of Amritsar and
The English and the Marathas
The Profession of a Soldier
Friends and Rivers
The Capture of Kangra and
The Capture of Peshawar
Ranjit Singh and His Feringhees
The Battle of Naushera
Sindh and the Field of
Breaking out of the British Cordon
The Army of the Indus
The Last Chapter