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The Punjab on the Death of Ranjit Singh

Khushwant Singh

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter narrates the death of Ranjit Singh, the maharajah of the Punjab, who was able to unite the warring Sikh factions and form a strong and prosperous nation. However, it is shown that he was ... More


Master Tara Singh’s Rise into Pre-eminence: (1926–9)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the first elections to the SGPC (Central Board) Kharak Singh and Master Tara Singh were elected President and Vice-President. Most of the meetings of the SGPC from 1926 to 1929 were presided over ... More


“Near China beyond the Seas Far Far Distant from Juggernath”: The Mid-Nineteenth-Century Exile of Bhai Maharaj Singh in Singapore

Anand A. Yang

in Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853747
eISBN:
9780824868697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853747.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The chapter narrates the exile story of the Sikh rebel Bhai Maharaj Singh, and his disciple Kharak Singh, who were banished to Singapore in the mid-nineteenth century for their roles in the uprising ... More


Gurdwara Reform: Rise of the Akali Immortals

Khushwant Singh

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter talks about the gurdwaras, specifically its evolution and importance in the social life of the Sikhs. The discussion in this chapter aims to provide a full grasp of the importance of the ... More


New Political Orientations: (1942–5)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1942–3, the ‘Azad Punjab’ scheme was promoted by Master Tara Singh and other Akali leaders. However, it had no attraction for the bureaucracy, the Muslim League, and the Congress. Even Kharak ... More


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