A History of the Sikhs By Khushwant Singh
A History of the Sikhs (1839-2004)- Vol 2 is historical past e-book of sikhism by Khushwant Singh.
First printed in 1963, this stays the most complete and authoritative e-book on the Sikhs. The brand new version up to date to the current recounts the return of the group to the mainstream of nationwide life. Written in Khushwant Singh’s trademark model to be accessible to a basic, non-scholarly viewers, the e-book relies on scholarly archival analysis.Quantity 1: 1469-1839: This quantity covers the social, spiritual and political background which led to the formation of the Sikh religion in the fifteenth century. Basing his account on authentic paperwork in Persian, Gurmukhi and English, the creator traces the development of Sikhism and tells of the compilation of its sacred scriptures in the Granth Sahib. The transformation of the Sikhs from a pacifist sect to a militant group referred to as the Khasla led by Guru Gobind Singh is portrayed intimately, as is the relationship of the Sikhs with the Mughals and the Afghans, till the consolidation of Sikh energy beneath Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Quantity 2 takes up the thread at the demise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1839, specializing in the persevering with Sikh battle for survival as a separate group. The creator chronicles the years following Indian independence, marked by the demand for a definite Sikh state, and presents the occasions main as much as, and following, “Operation Blue Star,” when the Indian military entered the Golden Temple. The brand new version consists of an epilogue that analyzes occasions following the finish of terrorism in Punjab and the achievement of the group’s aspirations–by no means extra seen than in the elevation of a Sikh to the nation’s highest political workplace.