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The Eighteenth Century in Sikh History: Political Resurgence, Religious and Social Life, and Cultural Articulation

Karamjit K. Malhotra


The eighteenth century marks that transformative era in Sikh history when rebels became rulers. Riding on the wave of a political revolution, peasants and artisans in the Khalsa order refashioned themselves into administrators in the Punjab region. This was no mean feat as it meant displacing first the mighty Mughals and then the Afghans. Based on a wide range of contemporary sources, this volume takes a fresh look at the political processes and the accompanying changes in the religious, social, and cultural life of the Sikhs. The author examines the political resurgence of the Sikhs and their ... More

Keywords: Sikh history, Guru Granth, Guru Panth, Gurdwara, Sikh rites, Sikh ethics, Sikh social order, Sikh literature, Sikh art, Sikh identity

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karamjit K. Malhotra, author
Assistant Professor in the Department of Punjab Historical Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala.

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