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Namdhari Guru Ram Singh
Namdhari Guru Ram Singh

Namdhari Guru Ram Singh

by Joginder Singh

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Language

English

Publisher

National Book Trust

ISBN

9788123759180 - Year: 2010 - Pages: 187

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Joginder Singh
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 187
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123759180

Description

Namdhari Guru Ran Singh (1816-85), Founder of Kuka movement, played a prominent role in the struggle of India at the time when the British had taken over the entire country.

Namdhari Guru Ram Singh was the first Charismatic leader who launched anti-colonial movement in Punjabi, known as the Kuka movement on 12 April 1857 which synchronised with the uprising of 1857, the first war of independence.

Through this movement, he also introduced to the world the notion of non-cooperation and Swadeshi as non-violent tools to free India from the yoke of foreign rulers. Mahatma Gandhi later used the concept of non-cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement propounded by him as political weapons against the British rule.

Namdhari Guru Ram Singh was also a social reformer. He abolished slaughtering of cows in holy cities.

He advocated marriages of all classes and castes without any discrimination, exhorted his followers to stop committing infanticide, selling daughters in marriage and also to rise about caste distinctions. He was equally worried about the menace of prostitution.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Note on the Orthography
Glossary

1. Namdhari Guru’s Contemporaries
2. Social Background
3. Namdhari Mission – Strategy and Organisation
4. Namdhari Guru Striving for Khalsa Raj – An Official Assessment
5. Namdhari Guru in Exile – Unfolding his Socio-Political Plans
6. Remembering Namdhari Guru Ram Singh – A Namdhari Perspective
Appendix
Select Bibliography

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