A State of Their Own

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs

Second edition

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195673098
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080595 | DOI:
A State of Their Own

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This chapter examines the events that resulted in a demand for a sovereign Sikh state. Partition and post-Partition situation and insensitive government policies reactivated the notion of a Sikh state in the minds of the Sikhs. It examines how the decisions of various politicians like Indira Gandhi, Giani Zail Singh and regional political parties Akalis, along with conflict among other political parties and different factions, played a crucial role in the creation of the Sikh state and birth of Sikh religious fundamentalism.

Keywords: Sikh state; Akalis; Indira Gandhi; Giani Zail Singh; Sikh religious fundamentalism

Chapter.  10984 words. 

Subjects: Sikhism

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