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A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Khushwant Singh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The first volume of The History of the Sikh provides a detailed account of the religious, political, and social background that eventually brought about the formation of the Sikh religion during the ... More


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


Maharajah of the Punjab

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses about the maharajah of the Punjab, Ranjit Singh. The first section gives an account of how Singh was established as the leader of the Punjab, including the pleas of the ... More


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

Khushwant Singh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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 ... More


Suzerain of Malwa

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses the suzerain of Malwa. The opening section examines the first treaty with the British, which was coupled with the danger of a Maratha-Anglo conflict. This was resolved by ... More


Across the Himalayas to Tibet

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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 ... More


Rise of the Sukerchakia Misl

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses the rise of the Sukerchakia misl, beginning with the ancestors of Ranjit Singh. Badh Singh was responsible for laying down the fortunes of the Sukerchakia; it is believed that ... More


British Annexation of Malwa: Treaty of Lahore, 1809

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter studies the British annexation of Malwa and the Treaty of Lahore, which was created in1809. Prior to this the discussion reveals that the British controlled most of India, save for Sindh ... More


Information and Affect in Charles Metcalfe’s Mission to Lahore, August 1808–May 1809

Robert Nichols

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

Charles Metcalfe's 1808–1809 diplomatic mission from Delhi to the court of Ranjit Singh in Lahore was coordinated with Elphinstone's efforts in Peshawar – but Metcalfe was more successful ... More


Consolidation of the Punjab

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter studies the consolidation of the Punjab, starting with the capture of Kangra and the removal of the Gurkhas. It is followed by an account of how the Punjab was unified, including the ... More


The Sikh Religious Tradition: Meanings of Secularism

T. N. Madan

in Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065104
eISBN:
9780199080182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065104.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

As a modern theory, the thesis of secularization bears the imprint of the dialectic of religion and reason or, more precisely, Protestantism and the Enlightenment. In its utopian form, it was put ... More


Introduction

Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran

in Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190642938
eISBN:
9780190686475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642938.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The introduction discusses the pre-colonial development of Lahore. In the Mughal era, the city’s strategic location at the junction of roads to Kabul, Multan and Kashmir made it a seat of power to ... More


‘For the Quiet of His Mind and the Good of His Soul’

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter deals with women who were, for the most part, aristocrats and thus did not need India to give them status, nor did they have any interest in improving, evangelizing, or changing India at ... More


The Ray Court (1973–7)

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Ray Court of 1973–77. The announcement that A.N. Ray would be the next CJI came late in the afternoon of 25 April 1973, Sikri’s last day as CJI. Fourth in seniority, Ray ... More


Of Colony and Gender: The Politics of Difference and Similarity

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter analyses how the hyper masculine ethos that underlay the institution of the Khalsa corresponded well with the sexual ethos prevailing in Victorian England. Victorian constructions of ... More


Foreign Connections and Khalistan

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/9780195673098.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter focuses on foreign connections and the Khalistan. It reveals that the Indian media and even government spokesmen accused various foreign agencies of attempting to destabilize India ... More


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