Hukamnamas of Guru Tegh Bahadur: A Historical Study (An old Book)

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Item Code: IDF494
Author: Sabinderjit Singh Sagar
Publisher: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8177700472
Pages: 156
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.6" X 5.6"
Weight 280 gm
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From the Foreword :

Hukamnamas of the Sikh Gurus, a significant source of the Sikh history, have not received much scholarly attention. Scholars like Ganda Singh, Shamsher Singh Ashok and Fauja Singh have edited the hukamnamas collected by Bhai Randhir Singh and have tried to analyse them historically. They have succeeded in underlining their importance but their studies are of preliminary nature. Hence, there is a much scope in the field.

It is a matter of great pride that Dr. Sabinderjit Singh Sagar, Professor, Department of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar has taken up the challenge and has studied the hukamnamas attributed to Guru Tegh Bahadur. He has employed scientific approach to ascertain the genuineness of these documents and has taken great pain in arranging them and in determining their mutual relations in spite of the fact that these documents are not dated. The evidence drawn from the study is discussed in a broader perspective taking into consideration the bani of Guru Tegh Bahadur. The work tries to underline the organizational acumen of a religious leader like Guru Tegh Bahadur in the period of crisis.

Facsimiles of hukamnamas of Guru Tegh Bahadur, their text and translation into English will be welcomed by all the scholars interested in the Sikh Studies. The index of names of persons contained in these hukamnamas will prove to be useful key for their studies.

I wish the work would prove to be a significant contribution in the field of Sikh history.

S.P. Singh (Dr.)


Genuineness of the Hukamnamas7-18
Arrangement of Hukamnamas19-32
Evidence of Hukamnamas33-42
Facsimiles of Hukamnamas and their Punjabi versions43-102
English Translation of Hukamnamas103-135
Appendix: I. Facsimiles of Unauthentic Hukamnamas137-144
Index of the persons mentioned in the Hukamnamas150-154
Select Bibliography155-156

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