Martyrdom in the Sikh Tradition: Playing the "game of Love"
Through an analysis of the Sikh scriptures, eighteenth and nineteenth century Sikh literature, as well as the voluminous tracts and newspapers produced under the auspices of the late nineteenth-century 'reform' movement, the Singh Sabha, this book examines how and why Sikhs began to represent their history as a history of persecutions and martyrdoms.
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Two The Tradition and its Transmission
Three Theology and Personnel
Four Martyrdom in the Early Sikh Tradition
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Adi Granth Akal Purakh Akal Takht Akali amrit Amritsar appears attempt Baba Dip Singh Bachitar Natak Banda battle believed Bhai Bhangu British chapter contemporary Sikhs Dasam Granth death Delhi dhadhis eighteenth eighteenth-century Sikh example faith G.S. Talib Ganda Singh goddess Golden Temple gur-bilas Gurdwara Gurdwara Reform Movement Guru Arjan Guru Gobind Singh Guru Nanak Guru Tegh Bahadur Guru's Harimandir Sahib heroic Hindu hymns Ibid implies India interpretation of Sikh Islam J.S. Grewal jathas Kahn Singh Khalsa Advocate Khalsa Samachar Khalsa Sikhs Lachman Singh Lahore leaders martyr tradition martyrologies militant morchas moreover Mughal Muslim narrative nineteenth century noted Oberoi Patiala political popular Prakas PrPP Punjab religion religious rhetoric of martyrdom righteousness sacred sacrifice SGPC shrine Sikh history Sikh literature Sikh martyrs Sikh Panth Sikh tradition Sikhism Singh Sabha Taru Singh Tat Khalsa Tat Khalsa interpretation Teja Singh tenth Guru term shahid tradition of martyrdom Vir Singh warriors