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Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

J.S. Grewal


This is the first comprehensive study of Master Tara Singh (1885–1967), placed in the wider context of Indian history. It is based on a large volume and variety of source materials in English and Punjabi, revealing many new facts, ideas, and perspectives, and questioning several assumptions. The book is divided into two parts, the first dealing with Master Tara Singh’s activity in colonial India with special reference to his patriotism and anti-British attitude, and the second part dealing with Master Tara Singh’s pursuit of a unilingual Punjab state, called the Punjabi Suba. What lends unity ... More

Keywords: Master Tara Singh, Punjabi Suba, freedom struggle, politics of partition, Sikh identity, pluralism, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress, Akali Movement

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199467099
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199467099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.S. Grewal, author
Life Fellow, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

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Part One Colonial Rule, Struggle for Freedom, and Sikh Politics

Part Two Indian Nationalism, Linguistic States, and Akali Politics