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A History of the Sikhs  -  Volume 2:  1839 - 1988
A History of the Sikhs - Volume 2: 1839 - 1988

A History of the Sikhs - Volume 2: 1839 - 1988

by Khushwant Singh

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English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195626443 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 525

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Paperback

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Author: Khushwant Singh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 525
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195626443

Description

A companion volume in the series, this work continues Khushwant Singh's history of the Sikhs, taking up the thread at the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1839, and focussing on the continuing Sikh struggle for survival as a separate community.

The development of religious, sociological, and political movements under British expansionism and the threat of Muslim domination are explored. The author chronicles the years following Indian independence, marked by the demand for a distinct Sikh state, and presents the events leading upto and following 'Operation Blue Star' when the Indian army entered the Golden Temple in 1984.

PRESS REVIEWS: the indispensable reference point for ... an historical and sociological understanding of the Sikh condition...these volumes are a tribute to the capacity for both a sympathetic and a balanced rendition of Sikh history. - - THE TIMES OF INDIA

Singh has done a good job of turning dry history into informed reading. - - SUNDAY MAIL

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgement
List of Illustrations

PART I: FALL OF THE SIKH KINGDOM
CHAPTER 1
The Punjab on the Death of Ranjit Singh

CHAPTER 2
First Anglo-Sikh War

CHAPTER 3
The Punjab under British Occupation

CHAPTER 4
Second Anglo-Sikh War

PART II: CONSOLIDATION OF BRITISH POWER IN THE PUNJAB

CHAPTER 5
Annexation of the Punjab

CHAPTER 6
Sikhs and the Mutiny of 1857

CHAPTER 7
'Crescat a Fluviis'

PART III; SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS REFORM
CHAPTER 8
Religious Movements

CHAPTER 9
Singh Sabha and Social Reform

PART IV: POLITICAL MOVEMENTS: MARXIST, NATIONAL, AND SECTARIAN
CHAPTER 10
Rural Indebtedness and Peasant Agitation

CHAPTER 11
World War I and its Aftermath

CHAPTER 12
Xenophobic Marxism

CHAPTER 13
Gurdwara Reform: Rise of the Akali Immortals

CHAPTER 14
Constitutional Reforms and the Sikhs

PART V: POLITICS OF PARTITION: INDEPENDENCE AND THE DEMAND FOR A SIKH HOMELAND
CHAPTER 15
Sikhs and World War II (1939-1945)

CHAPTER 16
Prelude to the Partition of India

CHAPTER 17
Civil Strife, Exodus, and Resettlement

CHAPTER 18
A State of their Own

CHAPTER 19
Prosperity and Religious Fundamentalism

CHAPTER 20
The Anandpur Sahib Resolution and other Akali Demands

CHAPTER 21
Fatal Miscalculation

CHAPTER 22
Assassination and After

CHAPTER 23
Elections and the Accord

CHAPTER 24
Foreign Connections and Khalistan

PART VI: APPENDICES
1. Cultural Heritage of the Sikhs

2. Treaty between the British Government and the State of Lahore, March 9, 1846

3. Articles of Agreement Concluded between the British Government and the Lahore Durbar on March 11, 1846

4. Articles of Agreement Concluded between the British Government and the Lahore Durbar on December 16, 1846

5. Mr.. Suhrawardy's Statement on the Riots, September 30, 1946

6. Anandpur Sahib Resolution

7. Revised List of 15 Demands Received from the Akali Dal by Government in October, 1981

Bibliography
Index

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