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A History of the SikhsVolume 1: 1469-1838$
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Khushwant Singh

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195673081

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.001.0001

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Across the Himalayas to Tibet

Across the Himalayas to Tibet

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(p.269) 18. Across the Himalayas to Tibet
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A History of the Sikhs
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Khushwant Singh

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0018

This chapter discusses the tensions between the Durbar and the English, which culminated in a battle between the two forces. The British initially planned to trap the Durbar while maintaining a facade of friendship, but Maharajah Ranjit Singh saw right through the ploy. However, his aggressive talks about conquering Shikarpur lost him the support of the Sindhians, who rallied around the British. The next section discusses the conquest of Ladakh and the extension of the Punjab's various frontiers. It also discusses the battle of Jamrud on April 1837 and the death of Hari Singh Nalwa. The Indus army is then examined; it is noted to be part of the force to take Afghanistan. The chapter concludes with a section on the death of Ranjit Singh, the maharajah of the Punjab. A summary of his achievements and lifestyle is provided.

Keywords:   Anglo-Durbar tensions, Shikarpur, conquest of Ladakh, battle of Jamrud, Hari Singh Nalwa, Indus army, Ranjit Singh

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