The Sikhs of the Punjab (New Cambridge History of India #3) (Paperback)

The Sikhs of the Punjab (New Cambridge History of India #3) By Jasjit Singh Grewal, Gordon Johnson (Editor), Christopher Alan Bayly (Editor) Cover Image

The Sikhs of the Punjab (New Cambridge History of India #3) (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521637640
ISBN-10: 0521637643
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 10th, 1998
Pages: 308
Language: English
Series: New Cambridge History of India