Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708)

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ISBN:

9780199494941

Publication date:

31/08/2019

Hardback

316 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 1100.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199494941

Publication date:

31/08/2019

Hardback

316 pages

216.0x140.0mm

J.S. Grewal

This comprehensive study of the life and legacy of Guru Gobind Singh is based on contemporary and near contemporary sources in Gurmukhi, Persian and English. It studies the ideological background and the political context for the institution of the Khalsa, the most momentous event of Guru Gobind Singh’s life. It linked his literary and political activity before the institution of the Khalsa and the subsequent confrontation with the Mughal state, resulting in the establishment of Khalsa Raj.

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J.S. Grewal

Description

The unifying theme in the life of Guru Gobind Singh was confrontation with the Mughals, which culminated in a struggle for political power. This fact is brought into sharp focus when we consider the Guru’s life and legacy simultaneously in the contexts of the Mughal Empire, its feudatory states in the hills, and the Sikh movement. The creation of the Khalsa in 1699 as a political community with the aspiration to rule made conciliation or compromise with the Mughal state almost impossible. Their long struggle ended eventually in the declaration of Khalsa Raj in 1765.

Using contemporary and near contemporary sources in Gurmukhi, Persian, and English, J.S. Grewal presents a comprehensive study of this era of Sikh history. The volume elaborates on the life and legacy of Guru Gobind Singh and explores the ideological background of the institution of the Khalsa and its larger political context. Grewal, however, emphasizes that the legacy of the Khalsa was also social and cultural. This authoritative volume on the tenth Guru is a significant addition to the field of Sikh studies.

About the Author

J.S. Grewal is former professor and vice chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Until recently, he was Professor of Eminence at the Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

J.S. Grewal

Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures

List of Appendices

Preface

 

PART I INTRODUCTORY

  1. New Perspectives and Sources
  2. The Mughal State and the Sikh Panth

PART II THE PRE-KHALSA DECADES

  1. From Birth to Manhood (1666–85)
  2. In Battles and Politics (1685–98)

PART III INSTITUTION OF THE KHALSA

  1. Literary Articulation (1685–98)
  2. Socio-Political Import of Courtly Literature
  3. The Baisakhi of 1699

PART IV DIRECT CONFRONTATION WITH THE STATE

  1. Ouster from Anandpur (1699–1704)
  2. Negotiations with Aurangzeb (1705–7)
  3. Failure of Negotiations with Bahadur Shah (1707–8)
  4. The Last Commandment
  5. Political, Social, and Cultural Legacies

 

Chronology

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

J.S. Grewal

J.S. Grewal

J.S. Grewal

Description

The unifying theme in the life of Guru Gobind Singh was confrontation with the Mughals, which culminated in a struggle for political power. This fact is brought into sharp focus when we consider the Guru’s life and legacy simultaneously in the contexts of the Mughal Empire, its feudatory states in the hills, and the Sikh movement. The creation of the Khalsa in 1699 as a political community with the aspiration to rule made conciliation or compromise with the Mughal state almost impossible. Their long struggle ended eventually in the declaration of Khalsa Raj in 1765.

Using contemporary and near contemporary sources in Gurmukhi, Persian, and English, J.S. Grewal presents a comprehensive study of this era of Sikh history. The volume elaborates on the life and legacy of Guru Gobind Singh and explores the ideological background of the institution of the Khalsa and its larger political context. Grewal, however, emphasizes that the legacy of the Khalsa was also social and cultural. This authoritative volume on the tenth Guru is a significant addition to the field of Sikh studies.

About the Author

J.S. Grewal is former professor and vice chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Until recently, he was Professor of Eminence at the Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

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Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures

List of Appendices

Preface

 

PART I INTRODUCTORY

  1. New Perspectives and Sources
  2. The Mughal State and the Sikh Panth

PART II THE PRE-KHALSA DECADES

  1. From Birth to Manhood (1666–85)
  2. In Battles and Politics (1685–98)

PART III INSTITUTION OF THE KHALSA

  1. Literary Articulation (1685–98)
  2. Socio-Political Import of Courtly Literature
  3. The Baisakhi of 1699

PART IV DIRECT CONFRONTATION WITH THE STATE

  1. Ouster from Anandpur (1699–1704)
  2. Negotiations with Aurangzeb (1705–7)
  3. Failure of Negotiations with Bahadur Shah (1707–8)
  4. The Last Commandment
  5. Political, Social, and Cultural Legacies

 

Chronology

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Read More