Origin of the Sikh Power in the Punjab, and Political Life of Muha-Raja Runjeet Singh: With an Account of the Present Condition, Religion, Laws and Customs of the Sikhs

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 30, 2011 - History - 268 pages
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Henry T. Prinsep (1792-1878) began his career in India with the East India Company in 1807 and worked in various posts, finally being appointed Persian secretary before retiring in 1843. Throughout his career, and into his retirement, he wrote a number of books about India. The present work, however, published in 1834, is a report taken from information gathered by the late political agent at Umbala, Captain William Murray, whose death made it necessary for other officials to ready the work for publication. The report looks at the history of the Sikh people and the rise of Runjeet (Ranjit) Singh (1780-1839). After Singh died, his empire began to weaken, and by 1845 the British were at war with the Sikhs. This work provides a view of the Punjab during a critical point in its history.
 

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Contents

Afairs of the Punjab on the decline of the Dehlee Sovereignty to
1
Operations of the Afghans in the Punjab The condition of the Sikh
21
CHAPTER III
38
The early administration of Runjeet Singh His aggrandizement
50
CONTENTS
65
CHAPTER V
71
Loodeeana Conquest of Kashmeer by Fateh Khan Vuzeer
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First expedition of Ranjeet Singh against Kashmeer Fails Failure
104
Second expedition and conquest ofKashmeer Arrangements for conso
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Operations in Peshawar Afair with a party of Moosalman fanatics
136
Mission of Lieutenant Burnes with a present of dray horses for Run
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The character and policy of Runjeet Singh His revenues Strength
178
APPENDIX
191
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