1. The reason why.
2. A boy from fielding.
3. University years.
4. The Punjab years: 1958-69.
5. The England interlude: 1969-70.
6. The Otago years: 1971-87.
7. The Otago Years: 1988-2002.
The purpose. 9.
Early works. 10.
Perspectives on the Sikh tradition. 11.
The institute of Sikh studies. 12.
Banishment, responses, regrets. Appendices.
"Hew McLeod is generally acknowledged as the world's foremost historian of the Sikhs. This autobiography comprises two parts, both concerned with the author's career in Sikh Studies.
Part I is on features of McLeod's career which have had an important influence on his relationship with the Sikhs and with the manner in which he has sought to give expression to them. Two features have been particularly significant: his view of religion, and his understanding of the nature and value of historical studies.
Part 2 concerns Sikh studies and the attacks that(less)
1. Origin and making of a nation.
2. Historical and political memoir of transactions in the Punjab.
3. Memoirs of the reign of Runjeet Singh.
4. Thirty-five years in the East.
5. Travels in India, Sinde and the Punjab.
"The establishment of sovereign political power of the Sikhs over Northern India as bulwark against constant ferocious invasions on India from the North-West makes a unique history. The growth of Sikh military and political power in the 18/19 century has perhaps no parallel in history.
Transformation of Sikhs from a docile, suppliant and indulgent people into a fearless warrior class of unmatched quality, as if through some divination, their ordeals and sacrifices, their guerrilla warfare and armed struggle against foreign despotic and ruthless rulers have been told vividly in the pages of this book. This book deals with a period of about three hundred years--from time of Guru Nanak to that(less)
Tracing the history of this race from the inception of its religion by Guru Nanak, this book explains the turbulent history of the Sikhs, their faith in one God, their ten Gurus and the casteless fraternity of the Khalsa Panth. It chronicles their customs, beliefs, rituals, modes of worship, weddings baptisms, dances and martial traditions - the factors that make them an assertive and extrovert people with a zest for living.
The Sikhs are now prominent in all spheres of modern life. It is said that every Sikh looks upon himself as sava lakh (equal to 125,000 people).
The succinct, yet comprehensive and objective, text by one of India's most celebrated authors is enhanced by rare, brilliant and varied photographs taken by one of the country's best photographers who has explored(less)
. Married The Theoretical And The Pragmatic In A Way That Is Rare In The World Of Management Literature -The Economist Does Your Job Seem Like An Endless To-Do List That Never Gets You-Or Your Company-Anywhere? You Know What You Re Supposed To Focus On: Cutting Costs, Improving Efficiency, Encouraging Innovation.
So Why Do Critical Goals Consistently Get Eclipsed By Fighting Fires, Answering E-Mails, And Other Routine Busywork ?(less)
The origin and growth of the Sikhs. 3.
Early Sikh encounters. 4.
Military system of the Sikhs. 5.
The Khalsa Army. 6.
Ranjit Singh's Army. 7.
European military officers of Lahore Durbar. 8.
The artillery of the Sikhs. 9.
The Sikh artillery in battle. 10.
The void. 11.
The Sikh wars. 12.
The first Sikh War--1845-46. 13.
Battle of Ferozeshah--21 and 22 December 1845. 14.
Battle of Aliwal--28 January 1846. 15.
Battle of Sobraon--10 February 1846. 16.
Battle of Chillianwalla--4 December 1848--13 January, 1849. 17.
The battle of Gujarat--21 February 1849. 18.
"Guru Nanak laid the foundation of a new religion in the fifteenth century. They called themselves Sikhs or disciples.
They were essentially a religious body till Muhammedan persecution gradually transformed them into a militant sect. Guru Gobind finally transformed the Sikhs from a religious to a military body.
Aim of this compilation work is to examine why,(less)
Varnashram Dharma. 3.
Hindu Samskara. 4.
Purushartha : Goals of human pursuit. 5.
Doctrine of Avatara. 6.
Sagaramanthan : Churninco of ocean mythology. 7.
Pilgrimage Tirthyatra. 8.
Panchayatana : worship of five deities. 9.
Idol worship and erotica in temples. 10.
Principal Hindu deities. Appendices.
"Indian culture has been Veda centric. It was, therefore considered necessary to make a rapid survey of what constitutes the Veda in the beginning.
Vedas are the oldest literature of the world. They are the holy books of the Hindus and are the foundation of Hindu religion (Vedo akhilo dharma mulam) and such the chief object of the nation's greatest reverence and admiration.
They have been so thoroughly and religiously preserved that despite their huge bulk and elapse of thousands of years since their codification not a single variation in the reading has been detected. No country has taken care so meticulously and tediously to(less)
1. Introducing Sikhism to America/Sri Singh Sahib Har Bhajan Singh Yogi.
2. The power behind the Yogi/Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa.
3. America’s richest Sikh/Didar Singh Bains.
4. Rich farmer’s rich daughter/Diljit Kaur Bains.
5. Fame and fortune through fibre optics/Narinder Singh Kapany.
6. Money and culture/Kavelle and Kuljit Bajaj.
7. Tsar of Indian hotels abroad/Sant Singh Chatwal.
8. Dentist and scholar/I.
9. Inherited scholarship/Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh.
10. Life dedicated to science and Sikhism/Bhai Harbans Lal.
11. Economics and youth campus/Bimal Kaur and Balwant Singh.
12. Fifth generation American/Jane Singh.
13. From the Aroma of Chandigarh to the cherry blossoms of Washington/Ranju and Bryjinder Singh Kohli.
14. From poverty to top taxpayer/Pushpinder Kaur and Baldev Singh.
15. Community service/Mirin and Tejbir Singh Phool.
16. Gurbani in the United States/Bibi Amarjit Kaur.
17. Proud of being Sikh and American/Sandip Singh.
18. Spreading Guru Nanak’s message in the western world/Shakta Kaur(less)
The reason why. 2.
A boy from feilding. 3.
University years. 4.
The Punjab years: 1958-69. 5.
The England interlude: 1969-70. 6.
The Otago years: 1971-87. 7.
The Otago years: 1988-2002. 8.
The purpose. 9.
Early works. 10.
Perspectives on the Sikh tradition. 11.
The institute of Sikh studies. 12.
Banishment, responses, regrets. Responses.
"This autobiography comprises two parts, both concerned with the author’s career in Sikh studies. Part I is autobiographical: it lays emphasis on those features of McLeod’s career which have had an important influence on his relationship with the Sikhs and with the manner in which he has sought to give expression to them in his written works.
Two features have been particularly significant. One is his religious development which, thirty-five years ago, led him to unbelief.
The other is his growth in understanding of the nature and value of historical studies(less)
The significance of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, and its centrality to the religion are emphasized. The author discusses epoch making developments such as the setting up of Singh Sabha and the accompanying social reform, the decisive Akali agitation for control of various Sikh shrines and the impact of the Ghadr rebellion(less)
Written in Khushwant Singh's trademark style to be accessible to a general, non-scholarly audience, the book is based on scholarly archival research. Volume 1: 1469-1839: This volume covers the social, religious and political background which led to the formation of the Sikh faith in the fifteenth century.
Basing his account on original documents in Persian, Gurmukhi and English, the author traces the growth of Sikhism and tells of the compilation of its sacred scriptures in the Granth Sahib. The transformation of the Sikhs from a pacifist sect to a militant group called the Khasla led by Guru Gobind Singh is portrayed in detail, as is the relationship of theSikhs with the Mughals and the Afghans, until the consolidation of Sikh power(less)
Muslim dynasties. 1.
Shivaji and the rise of Marathas : conception of a Hindu empire. 2.
Personal traits of Mahratta Brahman princes. 3.
Life under the Mahrattas: i). Constitutional, administrative and customary institutions.
ii). Caste regulations under Maratha rule.
4. The Maratha justice: i).
Early Hindu justice. ii).
Ayya Shastri. 5.
The ‘National’ character of the ‘historical’ Marathas. 6.
The Mahrattas and the Sikhs: i). Maratha-Sikh rivalry in Haryana.
ii). Marathas and Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
7. Anglo-Mahratta wars: i).
Origin of the first Anglo-Maratha war. ii).
The second Anglo-Maratha war and mewar. 8.
Sovereignty of the sea as practised in the Maratha period. 9.
Maratha arms. 10.
Sultans of South India. 11.
Government and administrative system of Tipu Sultan. 12.
The Virtuous Sultan: i). Moral laws under Tipu Sultan.
ii). Tipu Sultan and his English prisoners of war.
iii). Tippu’s endowments to the Hindus and the Hindu institutions.
13. The rise(less)
Written in Khushwant Singh's trademark style to be accessible to a general, non-scholarly audience, the book is based on scholarly archival research.Volume 1: 1469-1839: This volume covers the social, religious and political background which led to the formation of the Sikh faith in the fifteenth century.
Basing his account on original documents in Persian, Gurmukhi and English, the author traces the growth of Sikhism and tells of the compilation of its sacred scriptures in the Granth Sahib. The transformation of the Sikhs from a pacifist sect to a militant group called the Khasla led by Guru Gobind Singh is portrayed in detail, as is the relationship of the Sikhs with the Mughals and the Afghans, until the consolidation of Sikh power(less)
I. The Punjab and the birth of Sikhism: 1.
The Sikh homeland. 2.
Birth of Sikhism. 3.
Building of the Sikh church. 4.
The call to arms. 5.
From the Pacifist Sikh to the Militant Khalsa. II.
The agrarian uprising: 6. The rise and fall of Banda Bahadur.
7. Persecution of the Sikhs and the reorganisation of the Khalsa Army.
8. Ahmed Shah Abdali and the Sikhs.
9. From the Indus to the Ganges.
III. Punjab monarchy and imperialism: 10.
Rise of the Sukerchakia Misl. 11.
Maharajah of the Punjab. 12.
Suzerain of Malwa. 13.
British annexation of Malwa: treaty of Lahore, 1809. 14.
Consolidation of the Punjab. 15.
Extinction of Afghan power in Northern India. 16.
Europeanisation of the army. 17.
Dreams of Sindh and the sea. 18.
Across the Himalayas to Tibet. IV.
Appendices: 1. Janamsakhis and other sources of information on the life of Guru Nanak.
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