The Sikhs Of The Punjab by J. S. GrewalThe Sikhs Of The Punjab by J. S. Grewal

The Sikhs Of The Punjab

byJ. S. Grewal

Paperback | October 28, 1998

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This important new contribution to the New Cambridge History of India examines chronologically the entire span of Sikh history from prehistoric times to the present day. In an introductory chapter, Professor Grewal surveys the changing pattern of human settlements in the Punjab until the fifteenth century and the emergence of the Punjabi language as the basis of regional articulation. Subsequent chapters explore the life and beliefs of Guru Nanak--the founder of Sikhism; the extension and modification of his ideas by his successors; the increasing number and composition of their followers and the development of Sikh self identity. Professor Grewal also analyzes the emergence of Sikhism in relation to the changing historical situation of Turko-Afghan rule, the Mughal empire and its disintegration, British rule and independence.
Christopher Alan Bayly was born on May 18, 1945 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom. He graduated from St Antony's College. He was the pre-eminent historian of India and the British Empire and a pioneer of the field of global history. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including The Local Roots of Indian Politics; Rulers,...
Title:The Sikhs Of The PunjabFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:October 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521637643

ISBN - 13:9780521637640


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Masterpiece Absolutely stunning! Grewal does an astounding job at taking a thorough look at the evolution of Sikhism in the Punjab.
Date published: 2001-02-09

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Turko-Afghan rule; 2. Foundation of the Sikh Panth; 3. Evolution of the Sikh Panth (1539-1606); 4. Transformation of the Sikh Panth (1606-1708); 5. Rise to political power (1708-1799); 6. The Sikh empire (1799-1848); 7. Recession and resurgence (1849-1919); 8. In the struggle for freedom (1920-1947); 9. Towards the 'Punjab-Province' (1947-1966); 10. In the new Punjab state (1966-1984); Epilogue; Appendices.

Editorial Reviews

"This contribution to The New Cambridge History of India provides the most balanced account of the Sikhs of the Punjab. It is certain to become a classic....[A]n example of fine scholarship, reflecting both the author's maturity and his lifetime's work in the field." Pashaura Singh, Pacific Affairs