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History, Literature, and Identity: Four Centuries of Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070740
eISBN:
9780199080427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book presents a comprehensive account of Sikh history and tradition, beginning with the founding of the community to the impact of modernity on Sikh institutions in the Punjab. It discusses ... More


Sikhism in Global Context

Pashaura Singh (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The Sikh community has made its presence felt throughout the world. Focusing on globalization, this book presents Sikh history, politics, identity, music, ethics, material culture, the worldwide Sikh ... More


An Idea of Religion: Identity, difference, and comparison in the gurbilās

Anne Murphy

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0028
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores one exemplary portrayal of the death of the ninth guru of the Sikh tradition, Guru Tegh Bahadur, in the mid- to late-eighteenth century account of the life of the tenth guru, ... More


Writing the Community: Literary Sources from the Eighteenth Century

Anne Murphy

in The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in the Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916276
eISBN:
9780199980253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916276.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Historical objects are made meaningful in relation to the narratives that they represent and substantiate, the literary historiography that animates the past's more material form. The material of ... More


Into the Nineteenth Century: History and Sovereignty

Anne Murphy

in The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in the Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916276
eISBN:
9780199980253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916276.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter presents sections of two exemplary nineteenth-century texts from prior to the formal institution of colonial rule, and one from the British period, to suggest the transformations that ... More


‘Divine Presence’ in History and Memory: the Life of Guru Arjan

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Guru Arjan was fully immersed in the teachings of the Gurus, tutored to acknowledge the Divine Presence, from the time of his birth. This chapter reconstructs Guru Arjan's life — in history and ... More


The Construction of Women in Sikh History and Religion—Attitudes and Assumptions: An Overview of Secondary Sources *

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/9780195679199.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter considers the four principles guiding contemporary or near-contemporary writings on women—and the feminine in general—in the history of Sikhism. In particular, it discusses the ... More


The Martyrdom Of Guru Arjan

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Guru Arjan's execution by Mughal authorities is the most controversial issue in Sikh history. Most historians of Mughal India look at this event from a political angle, while most Sikh scholars view ... More


Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Pashaura Singh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book presents a scholarly treatment of the life and work of Guru Arjan (1563–1606), the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. First, it discusses the theoretical framework of a religious biography, and ... More


Sikh History

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Sikhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835330
eISBN:
9780824870669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835330.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter turns to the history of Sikhism. It begins with a discussion on the complexities of writing the history of a religious community and presents its history in the form of anecdotes of key ... More


Introduction: Scope, Sources, and Debate about Dates

Karamjit K. Malhotra

in The Eighteenth Century in Sikh History: Political Resurgence, Religious and Social Life, and Cultural Articulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199463541
eISBN:
9780199087600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

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 ... More


Early Life and Career of Master Tara Singh: (1885–1919)

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/9780199467099.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the early 1890s, Master Tara Singh (Nanak Chand) was so impressed by the stories of Singh martyrs that he thought of becoming a Keshdhārī Singh. Initiated by Sant Attar Singh in 1901, Master Tara ... More


The Eighteenth Century in Sikh History: Political Resurgence, Religious and Social Life, and Cultural Articulation

Karamjit K. Malhotra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199463541
eISBN:
9780199087600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The eighteenth century marks that transformative era in Sikh history when rebels became rulers. Riding on the wave of a political revolution, peasants and artisans in the Khalsa order refashioned ... 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


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