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The Khalsa and the Punjab

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From the Back of the Book: The Khalsa & Punjab: Studies in Sikh History, to the 19th Century is the third in a series of volumes published to mark the tercentenary of the Khalsa, the previous two being History and Ideology: The Khalsa over 300 years (1999) and Sikh History from Persian Sources (2001). This volume comprises some of the papers presented at the panel on the Khalsa at the 60th session of the Indian History Congress along with others from earlier proceedings of the Congress. Coveri...
From the Back of the Book:

The Khalsa & Punjab: Studies in Sikh History, to the 19th Century is the third in a series of volumes published to mark the tercentenary of the Khalsa, the previous two being History and Ideology: The Khalsa over 300 years (1999) and Sikh History from Persian Sources (2001).

This volume comprises some of the papers presented at the panel on the Khalsa at the 60th session of the Indian History Congress along with others from earlier proceedings of the Congress. Covering different areas of Sikh studies, the fifteen essays contained here are an attempt at introducing the Sikh past to a wide readership.

About the Author:

Himadri Banerjee holds the chair of Guru Nanak Professor of Indian History at the Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. His published work includes Agrarian Society of Punjab: 1849-1901 (1982). He is currently working on a two-volume history of the Sikhs and Sikhism in eastern India, of which the first volume, titled The Other Sikhs: A View from Eastern India, will be published in 2003.

CONTENTS
Preface IX
Introduction XI
HIMADRI BANERJEE

A Personal Reading of Sikh History 1
SIR JOGENDRA SINGH

Institution of the Khalsa 9
J.S. GREWAL

The Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh: Its Soldiers and their Arms 21
IQTIDAR ALAM KHAN

Maharaja Ala Singh's Relations with Maharatas, 1758-61 33
KIRPAL SINGH

Origin of Sikh Territorial Chieftainships, 1748-59 42
H.R. GUPTA

The Maharatha-Sikh Treaty of 1785 55
GANDA SINGH

The Sikh in the South 70
B.A. SALETORE

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: The Man, His Achievements and ideals 74
N.C. BANERJEE

Diplomatic Code of Maharaja Ranjit Singh 86
FAUJA SINGH

A Note on General Venutura's Jagir 93
S.N. SEN

Khalsa Ideology and Politics: Banda Bahadur to Ranjit Singh 101
INDU BANGA

The Kashmir Rebellion and Trial of Raja Lal Singh 121
INDUBHUSHAN BANERJEE

Three Letters of Maharani Jind Kaur 138
GANDA SINGH

Evidence for Sixteenth-Century Agrarian Conditions in Guru Granth Sahib 149
IRFAN HABIB

Sikh Painting: An Appraisal 160
S.P. VERMA

Contributors 184
Index 186
Item Code: IDF437 Author: Himadri Banerjee
Cover: Paperback Edition: 2002 Publisher: Tulika Books ISBN: 8185229724 Language: English Size: 8.5" X 5.6" Pages: 225
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