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Lectures on History, Society and Culture of the Punjab
Lectures on History, Society and Culture of the Punjab

Lectures on History, Society and Culture of the Punjab

by J S Grewal

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Language

English

Publisher

Punjabi University

ISBN

8130200856 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 387

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: J S Grewal
Publisher: Punjabi University
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 387
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8130200856

Description

The essays on history, society and culture of the Punjab in this volume were the outcome of public lectures delivered by Dr. J.S. Grewal in 2006 as Visiting Professor in the Department of History, Punjabi University, Patiala.

His lectures covered a wide range of themes with focus on the history, culture and historiography of the Punjab in general and the Sikhs in particular. Each of these lectures is based on research and bears the mark of the scholarship of an eminent historian. As a scholar of national and international repute, his contribution to the discipline of history is distinct.

Contents

Foreword
Preface
Author’s Preface

Ancient Languages and Literature
Alberuni’s India
The Poetry of Shaikh Farid
The Kafis of Shah Hussain
The Bani of Guru Nanak
The Shaloks of Guru Angad
The Janamsakhi Traditions
The B40 Janamsakhi
Chhibber’s Bansavalinama
Martyrdom in the Sikh Tradition
Darbar Sahib and the Akal Takht
Caste and Sikh Social Order
Sikhism and Gender

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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