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A Short History of the Sikhs
A Short History of the Sikhs

A Short History of the Sikhs

by Teja Singh

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Language

English

Publisher

Punjabi University

ISBN

8173800073 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 196

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Hardcover

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Author: Teja Singh
Ganda Singh/
Publisher: Punjabi University
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 196
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173800073

Description

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.

Contents

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 FOUNDATIONS
SIKHS UNDER BANDA (1708-1716)
1. Events Leading up to Sarhind
2. Conquest of Sarhind
3. Invasion of the Gangetic Doab
4. Occupation of the Jullundur Doab
5. Haidri flag Crusade
6. Clash with Royal Forces
7. Banda in the Hills
8. Last Stand at Gurdas-Nangal
9. Executions at Delhi
10. The Man and his Achievements

PART THREE; PERSECUTION LEADS TO POWER
1. Division among Sikhs (1716-1721)
The khalsa
Other Denominations
Factious Fight and Peace

2. 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 Holocaust

3. 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 Marathas

4. 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 Lahore

Bibliography
Index

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