A History of the Sikhs, Volume 1 - 1469-1839 2nd Edition

A History of the Sikhs, Volume 1 - 1469-1839 2nd Edition (English, Paperback, KHUSHWANT SINGH)

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A History of the Sikhs, Volume 1 - 1469-1839 2nd Edition  (English, Paperback, KHUSHWANT SINGH)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Oxford
    • ISBN: 9780195673081, 0195673085
    • Edition: 2ndEdition, 2004
    • Pages: 407
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    First published in 1963, this remains the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the Sikhs. The new edition updated to the present recounts the return of the community to the mainstream of national life. Written in Khushwant Singh's trademark style to be accessible to a general, non-scholarly audience, the book is based on scholarly archival research. Volume 1: 1469-1839: This volume covers the social, religious and political background which led to the formation of the Sikh faith in the fifteenth century. Basing his account on original documents in Persian, Gurmukhi and English, the author traces the growth 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 called the Khasla led by Guru Gobind Singh is portrayed in detail, as is the relationship of theSikhs with the Mughals and the Afghans, until the consolidation of Sikh power under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

    About The Author
    Khushwant Singh Renowned journalist, the author of several works of fiction, and an authority on Sikh history.
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    • 2004
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    • KHUSHWANT SINGH
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    • Volume
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    • 6.35 inch
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    • 8.26 inch
    Weight
    • 467.62 g
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    Khushwant Singh is a great writer and I say this after reading the vol 1 of History of Sikh's (2 is on the way from flipkart). The research that has gone into the book speaks a lot about KS. The book is so well written that it turns History into an interesting read. The Vol 1 takes us through years 1469 to 1839 covering the advent of the religion from guru Nanak Dev Ji to the end of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh of Lahore, Punjab. Covers the lives of people like Banda Bahadur who shook the Mughal Em...
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    Harmeet Mehta

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    Poorly written, not engrossing at all

    Compared to the works of authors like William Darlymple who have written engrossing history books, this one comes across as jarring and a heavy read. Khushwant Singh fails to build a compelling narrative about the exciting events in the Sikh world from 1500 AD onwards. I have been struggling to read more than 4-5 pages per day. My experience with NCERT books has been better. The book is perhaps meant for overseas readers who are not well versed with Sikh history and culture. Usage of terms li...
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    Aditya Rallan

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    Masterpiece

    For anyone wanting to discover the origins of Sikhism and their eventual growth this is the book to read. Book starts from 1469 with birth of first sikh guru Nanak Dev and finishes with death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1839.
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    Samar Pathania

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    Oct, 2012

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    Good

    Not written in lucid way,
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    guneet kaur

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    Amazing

    A History of the Sikhs Vol -1 and Vol -2 is a must read for every one who wants to know about the sikh religion. Khushwant Singh has done a amazing work. Moreover i suggest this book in all school and college libraries.
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    H. Krishnan

    Sep, 2013

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    truly comprehensive

    written after much research,built logically, throws light on some special concepts in Sikhism. a good read for academic purpose.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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    Karanbir Singh Randhawa

    Jan, 2012

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