Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten By Rajmohan Gandhi
Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten is historical past guide of punjab by Rajmohan Gandhi, printed in 2013.
An unprecedented historic account of undivided Punjab, from the demise of Aurangzeb to the Partition.
For hundreds of years, the fertile land of 5 rivers within the north of the Indian subcontinent was coveted by quite a few empires and invaders. On this, the primary main account of undivided Punjab, award-winning historian, biographer and scholar, Rajmohan Gandhi, provides us its historical past throughout its most tumultuous section from the demise of Aurangzeb, within the early eighteenth century, to its brutal partition in 1947, coinciding with the departure of the British.
Counting on recent sources in addition to earlier accounts offered from opposing views, the writer fashions a compelling narrative in regards to the nice occasions of the time within the area – the battles and tragedies that routinely disrupted the lives of extraordinary Punjabis, the sacking of iconic cities like Lahore, Amritsar, Multan and Jalandhar by a succession of conquerors, the ravages wrought by invaders like Nadir Shah, the rise of the Sikhs culminating within the storied reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Britain’s profitable wars towards the Sikh kingdom, the Nice Riot of 1857 and its impact on Punjab, imperialist machinations, the affect on the individuals by leaders of the independence motion like Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Lala Lajpat Rai, as additionally key regional figures reminiscent of Fazl-i-Husain, Grasp Tara Singh, Sikander Hayat Khan and Khizr Hayat Tiwana, the devastation of Partition – and far else apart from. Believing that fashionable India and Pakistan can’t be understood with out comprehending the Punjab that was, the writer additionally delves into the concept of Punjabiyat – Punjabiness – the literature and poetry of artistic giants like Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Iqbal, Amrita Pritam and Saadat Hasan Manto, the non secular teachings of the Sikh Gurus and Sufi saints and, above all, the testimonials and narratives of extraordinary Punjabis, to create an unforgettable portrait of a spot – undivided Punjab – that continues to fascinate us (although it broke up greater than six many years in the past) and of its hard-tested and resilient individuals, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh.
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- Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is a famend historian, acclaimed biographer and the award-winning writer of quite a few books
- There has by no means been an try to chronicle the historical past of undivided Punjab since S. M. Latif’s History of the Panjab, which was printed almost 125 years in the past
- Probably to enchantment to everybody within the historical past of Punjab and readers of books by Khushwant Singh, W. H. McLeod, Patwant Singh, and so forth
- The guide can be common with the Punjabi diaspora, which is amongst the biggest and most affluent ethnic immigrant communities on the earth