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Across the Himalayas to Tibet

Khushwant Singh.

in A History of the Sikhs

November 2004; published online October 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 6207 words.

This chapter discusses the tensions between the Durbar and the English, which culminated in a battle between the two forces. The British initially planned to trap the Durbar while...

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The Adi Granth and the Issue of Bhagat Baṇi

Gurinder Singh Mann.

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

May 2001; published online November 2003.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 11161 words.

The presence of the hymns (bhagat baṇi) of 15 Bhagats (either non‐Sikhs or Sikhs who are not gurus) in the Adi Granth and the community's responses to this portion of Sikh scripture is...

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The Adi Granth: Fixing the Divine Word

Pashaura Singh.

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

September 2006; published online October 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 17120 words.

This chapter reconstructs the history of the compilation of the Adi Granth. It looks at the interactions between the Mughal and the Sikh traditions and examines the place of certain early...

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The Adi Granth Traditions and Canon Formation

Pashaura Singh.

in The Guru Granth Sahib

October 2003; published online October 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 14468 words.

This chapter discusses the origins of the Adi Granth traditions in the light of the situation of the Sikh Panth in the seventeenth century. It shows that the process of canon formation in...

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Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Sikhs

Khushwant Singh.

in A History of the Sikhs

November 2004; published online October 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 13309 words.

This chapter studies the Afghan invasion, which was led by Ahmed Shah Abdali. He had declared that he was Nadir Shah's successor, thus giving him the right to conquer India. During the...

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The Anandpur Sahib Resolution and Other Akali Demands

Khushwant Singh.

in A History of the Sikhs

November 2004; published online October 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 5164 words.

This chapter focuses on the Anandpur Sahib Resolution and the other demands by the Akalis. The discussion shows the response of the central government to these demands, and aims to provide...

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Annexation of the Punjab

Khushwant Singh.

in A History of the Sikhs

November 2004; published online October 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 5215 words.

This chapter discusses the annexation of the Punjab, which was drafted by Henry Lawrence. One of the first steps to annexing the Punjabi was demilitarization, that is to order their...

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An Argument for Sikh Nationality

J.S. Grewal.

in History, Literature, and Identity

May 2011; published online September 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 9108 words.

Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha’s magnum opus, Gurshabad Ratanākar Mahān Kosh (The Encyclopaedia of Sikh Literature), published in 1930, was preceded by two seminal works: Gurmat Prabhakār (1898), a...

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Assassination and After

Khushwant Singh.

in A History of the Sikhs

November 2004; published online October 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 4356 words.

This chapter talks about the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in retaliation for the violent assault on the Golden Temple. The sections of this chapter provide the events that...

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Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths

in Sikhism

September 2005; published online September 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 5154 words.

The film Bend it Like Beckham (2002) illustrated effectively gender issues in the Sikh religion and how they are viewed in comparison to gender issues outside of Sikhism. ‘Attitudes to...

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