Empire of the Sikhs By Jyoti M. Rai and Patwant Singh
Empire of the Sikhs: The Life and Instances of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is historical past e book of nice warrior of Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Jyoti M. Rai and Patwant Singh, revealed in 2008.
Ranjit Singh has been largely written out of accounts of India’s previous by British historians, but he was one of the strongest and charismatic figures in Indian historical past. He unified the warring chiefdoms of the Punjab into a rare northern empire, constructed up a formidable military, stored the British in verify to the south of his realm, and closed the Khyber Cross by means of which plunderers had poured into India for hundreds of years. His consummate humanity was distinctive amongst empire-builders. He gave employment to defeated foes, honored faiths aside from his personal, and included Hindus and Muslims amongst his ministers. A colourful character, he was impressed by the ideas of peaceable coexistence uniquely articulated by the Sikh Gurus, agency in upholding the rights of others, and unabashed in exercising his personal. The authors of this primary full-length biography in English make use of a range of eyewitness accounts, from stories by Maratha spies at the Lahore Durbar to British parliamentary papers and journey accounts. The story ends with the controversial Anglo-Sikh Wars following Ranjit’s demise, which noticed the fall of his empire in the palms of his successors whose internecine battle was exploited by the British. Coinciding with the 300th anniversary of the consecration of the Sikh holy scriptures, this e book honors an important determine in Sikh historical past.