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A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Khushwant Singh

Abstract

This second volume of A History of the Sikhs, recounts a variety of issues related to the Sikh, as they struggle to survive as a separate community. It is divided into five parts, which examine a century’s worth of Sikh history. Part I begins with the death of Ranjit Singh and the power struggle among his seven sons, who were all deemed unworthy to inherit the throne. It is followed by an account of the British invasion of the Punjab, as well as a small rebellion in Multan. This rebellion would give the British the perfect excuse to annex all of the Sikh Kingdom, which is discussed in detail i ... More

Keywords: British invasion of the Punjab, death of Ranjit Singh, rebellion in Multan, Sikh Kingdom, Punjabi colonies, social and religious reforms, religious movements in Punjab, Singh Sabha, political movements, Sikh homeland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195673098
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.001.0001

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Khushwant Singh, author
Former Editor, The Hindustan Times and The Illustrated Weekly of India

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