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THE SIKHS –

by PATWANT SINGH

  • Category History
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 495
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 336 pages
  3. Date: 2002

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Patwant Singh tells the stirring story of how a movement of peace transformed itself, of necessity, into a community which placed military values along-side spiritual, the Sikh soldier becoming the envy of every nation’s army. How in 1699 the tenth and last Guru, Gobind Singh, founded the fellowship of the Khalsa at Anandpur; a move which would define every Sikh by a distinctive code of personal appearance, dress and conduct. How Guru Gobind Singh’s inspiring leadership led to a succession of spectacular and daring conquests after him, which sowed the seeds of a Sikh State. How the enlightened ruler Ranjit Singh fulfilled that promise of founding a Sikh empire.The author’s compelling account takes the reader through centuries of trials, triumphs and tribulations, upto the present time. It is by far the most comprehensive study of the origins, traditions and beliefs of an exceptional people. And the story is told with rare skill and mastery of the subject.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Patwant Singh's books and articles on India, international affairs, the environment, and the arts have been published in India, Europe, and North America. From 1957 to 1988, he was editor and publisher of the international magazine Design. India and the Future of Asia, Knopf (US), Faber (UK); The Golden Temple, ET Publishing (Hong Kong); Of Dreams and Demons: An Indian Memoir, Duckworth (UK), Kodansha (US), Rupa (India); Garland Around My Neck, UBS Publishers' (India)