Chapter

The Sikh Homeland

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs

Second edition

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195673081
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080601 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0001
The Sikh Homeland

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This chapter provides a detailed description of the Sikh homeland, Punjab. The beginning of the chapter presents a geographical description of the area, including its land forms and boundaries. The climate and landscape of the Punjab is examined, along with the various activities done during the different seasons. A brief description of the settlements and flora and fauna in the area is provided. It also explains of the origin of the name ‘Punjab’, and a discussion of the ancient Indian civilization. Indologists believe that the Indian civilization is one of the oldest in the world, and that the very centre of this civilization was in Punjab. It then looks at the Punjabis and the birth of Punjabi nationalism.

Keywords: Sikh homeland; climate; landscape; ancient Indian civilization; Punjabis; Punjabi nationalism

Chapter.  4948 words. 

Subjects: Sikhism

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