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A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Khushwant Singh


The first volume of The History of the Sikh provides a detailed account of the religious, political, and social background that eventually brought about the formation of the Sikh religion during the fifteenth century. It outlines the development of Sikhism and the Punjab monarchy. This volume is divided into three parts. Part I begins with a description of the Sikh homeland, including its climate, available flora and fauna, and landscapes. From here the chapters turn to the founding of Sikhism by Guru Nanak, and the development of this religion through the exploits of his successors. Prominent ... More

Keywords: Sikhism, Guru Nanak, Guru Gobind Singh, Banda Bahadur, formation of misls, Punjab monarchy, agrarian uprising, Ranjit Singh

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195673081
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Khushwant Singh, author
Former Editor, The Hindustan Times and The Illustrated Weekly of India