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Panjab on the eve of First Sikh War
Panjab on the eve of First Sikh War

Panjab on the eve of First Sikh War

by Hari Ram Gupta

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Language

English

Publisher

Panjab University

ISBN

8185322287 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 555

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Hari Ram Gupta
Publisher: Panjab University
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 555
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185322287

Description

The Panjab University has done well by publishing the highly important collection of British intelligence reports about the Lahore Kingdom in the crucial year 1844, just before the First Sikh War. The highly competent and experienced editor, Professor Hari Ram Gupta, has supplied every possible help to the reader, in the form of an illuminating summary narrative, a copious index, maps and notes.
-Sir Jadunath Sarkar

History is not only an intellectual discipline but it has moral lessons for all times and ages. The present collection of document has such lessons for us all in India, both the rulers and the ruled, and it is to be confidently hoped that they would make it a point to read and profit by these documents so that the warnings of history may not go in vain.
-Dr R C Majumdar

During my long studies in the history of India it had ever been a great puzzle for me to explain satisfactorily the sudden fall of the great Sikh power so assiduously built up by the genius of Ranjit Singh. My difficulty is fairly solved by the appearance of a very valuable publication of authentic original letters, more than 300 in number, covering the period of ten crucial months preceding the Sikh War of 1845. These have been ably edited by Dr Gupta whose care and labours are evident in every page of this large volume.
-Dr G S Sardesai

This volume of source material excellently edited and containing a lengthy introduction and explanatory references is of great value to students of Indian History as well as to the general public who, as citizens in an infant democracy, ought to be interested in understanding the fundamental weaknesses in indigenous political systems which contributed to the conquest of the country in the past by foreigners. The documents included in this volume tells us what our failings were in the past and in what respects aliens like the British possessed superiority over us.
-The Hindustan Times (News Delhi)

The news-letters vividly portray the condition and spirit of the epoch of Sikh decline and fall.
-The Hindu (Madras)

The news-letters have been copiously annotated and the introduction by the author gives the salient features of the situation as it prevailed in the country.
-The Tribune (Ambala)

Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

ANALYSIS OF NEWS-LETTERS

CHAPTER I
Introductory

CHAPTER II
Hira Singh’s Ministry

CHAPTER III
Pandit Jalla

CHAPTER IV
External Relations

CHAPTER V
The Sikh Army

The News-letters

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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