Author: Teja SinghGanda Singh/Publisher: Punjabi UniversityYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 196ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173800073
This book is an attempt to write a history of the Sikhs from a secular stand-point, to show how the foundations of their character was laid by their Gurus, who were theirtemporal as well as spiritual heads, and how suffering intensified their character and molded their national aim.
PART ONE: RELIGIOUS FOUNDATIONS THE SIKH GURUS (1469-1708)1. Guru Nanak (1469-1539)2. Guru Angad (1504-1552)3. Guru Amar Das (1479-1574)4. Guru Ram Das (1534 - 1581)5. Guru Arjun (1563-1606)6. Guru Hargobind (1595-1644)7. Guru Har Rai (1630-1661)8. Guru Har Krishan (1656-1661)9. Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675)10. Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708)PART TWO: POLITICAL FOUNDATIONSSIKHS UNDER BANDA (1708-1716)1. Events Leading up to Sarhind2. Conquest of Sarhind3. Invasion of the Gangetic Doab4. Occupation of the Jullundur Doab5. Haidri flag Crusade6. Clash with Royal Forces7. Banda in the Hills8. Last Stand at Gurdas-Nangal9. Executions at Delhi10. The Man and his Achievements PART THREE; PERSECUTION LEADS TO POWER1. Division among Sikhs (1716-1721) The khalsa Other Denominations Factious Fight and Peace2. Persecution and Martyrdoms (1721-1748) Scene Shifts to Amritsar Sikhs go into Wilderness Tara Singh of Van Killed Sikhs take Revenge Policy of Placation Organization of Dals Clashes with Government Bhai Mani Singh Martyred Sikhs Harass Nadir Prices fixed on Sikhs' Head Massa Punished by Mehtab Singh Pursuit of Mehtab Singh Sikhs Play The Desperado Subeg Singh and Shahbaz Singh Lakhpat Rai and Sikhs First invasion of Durrani and First Holocaust3. Suffering creates Power (1748-1758) Sikhs Come out Khasla Declalred a State Khalsa Builds Forts Siege of Ram Rauni Second Afghan invasion Campaign against Shah Nawaz Period of Respite Third invasion of Ahmed Shah Persecution renewed Weakening of Lahore Government Fourth invasion of the Durrani Sikhs assert themselves Taimur Shah and the Sikhs Sikhs ally themselves with Adeena Beg Adeena invites Marathas4. Sikhs become Soverign power (1758-1765) Sikhs make it impossible for other to rule Last struggle with Adeena Fifth invasion of the Durrani Sikhs Bid for power Occupation of Lahore by Sikhs Sixth invasion of Durrani and Second Holocaust Desecration of Amritsar Temple Sikhs take revenge and Defeat Durrani Sikh Conquests Seventh Invasion of Durrani Sikhs take LahoreBibliographyIndex