Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Eighteenth Century in Sikh HistoryPolitical Resurgence, Religious and Social Life, and Cultural Articulation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Karamjit K. Malhotra

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199463541

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 March 2019

Introduction

Introduction

Scope, Sources, and Debate about Dates

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
The Eighteenth Century in Sikh History
Author(s):

Karamjit K. Malhotra

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.003.0001

Placing the eighteenth-century Sikh history in the context of recent advancements in historiography, Sikh Studies, and other fields, the Introduction spells out the scope of the present study. All the major aspects of the history of the Sikhs—ideological, political, social, doctrinal, institutional, ethical, literary, and artistic—are presented as more or less interrelated. The major categories of sources and the debate about dates of the ones in Gurmukhi are also discussed. By now, the scholarly understanding about the dates of several of these contemporary works has changed, with significant implications for the eighteenth century in Sikh history. The Introduction places the contemporary Sikh sources in the early, middle, and later phases of the century.

Keywords:   historiography, Sikh Studies, scope, Sikh sources, debate about dates, eighteenth century, Sikh history, phases

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .