Golden Temple and The Punjab Historigraphy: From 1799 to 1923 A.D.
Singh, Nazer (Dr.)
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Book ID : 37376
ISBN-10 : 81-7844-082-2 / 8178440822
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7844-082-8 / 9788178440828
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
224p., Bib., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Early British attitude towards the Golden Temple. 2. A critique of Ian J. Kerr’s study of British relations with the Golden Temple, 1849-90. 3. Golden Temple and the state during the nineteenth century. 4. Understanding early Sikh idea of Martyrdom. 5. Notes on Guru Arjan and his Martyrdom. 6. Understanding Sikh independence and Ranjit Singh. 7. Act XX of 1863 and the management of socio religious institutions under the British-a case study (Tomb of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Kharak Singh). 8. Perron-a historiographical note. 9. Some aspects of Nirankari Lehar and literature. 10. 1857: factors of nationalism and religion. 11. Religions and literary resistance to British imperialism-the case of the early. 12. Developments in Sikh politics in David Petrie’s view, especially in 1911. 13. Concept of martial race and the Sikhs. 14. Guru Nanak and his social philosophy. 15. Construction of historiography in Panjabi language. 16. Socio religious movement from Khalsa to the Ghadar.
This book deals with the British discovery of Sikhs, their literature and history. Further, it reminds us the Sikh political success after the occupation of Lahore by Ranjit Singh in 1799. True that the British enquiry was diplomatic and military during the 18 century. However, the Anglo-Sikh relations after the fall of Delhi and Hansi into the hands of Company in 1803 and more so the Anglo-Sikh treaties of January 1806 and April 1809 widened the scope of the enquiry. With Malcolm’s work published in 1810, the Punjabi and Sikh writings especially the Bani of the Gurus or its elaborations by the Bhai’s such as Gurdass and Mani Singh entered the field under investigations. Sikh history and religion emerged as a common genre by the middle of the 19 century.