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.
|A Personal Reading of Sikh History||1|
|SIR JOGENDRA SINGH|
|Institution of the Khalsa||9|
|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|
|Origin of Sikh Territorial Chieftainships, 1748-59||42|
|The Maharatha-Sikh Treaty of 1785||55|
|The Sikh in the South||70|
|Maharaja Ranjit Singh: The Man, His Achievements and ideals||74|
|Diplomatic Code of Maharaja Ranjit Singh||86|
|A Note on General Venutura's Jagir||93|
|Khalsa Ideology and Politics: Banda Bahadur to Ranjit Singh||101|
|The Kashmir Rebellion and Trial of Raja Lal Singh||121|
|Three Letters of Maharani Jind Kaur||138|
|Evidence for Sixteenth-Century Agrarian Conditions in Guru Granth Sahib||149|
|Sikh Painting: An Appraisal||160|
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