In a revised edition of his original book, J. S. Grewal brings the history of the Sikhs from its beginnings in the time of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, right up to the present day. Against the background of the history of the Punjab, the volume surveys the changing pattern of human settlements in the region until the fifteenth century and the emergence of the Punjabi language as the basis of regional articulation. Subsequent chapters explore the life and beliefs of Guru Nanak, the development of his ideas by his successors and the growth of his following. The book offers a comprehensive statement on one of the largest and most important communities in India today.ESSAY. This essay is by no means exhaustive. It is meant to serve as a guide to some of the best material on Sikh history, but the ... W.Owen Cole attempts to place the Sikh movement in a broad context in Sikhism and its Indian Context 1469-1708 (New Delhi, 1984). For ideas and institutions, the trail was blazed by Teja Singh in Sikhism: Its Ideals and Institutions (Bombay, i9}/), to be followed much lateranbsp;...
|Title||:||The Sikhs of the Punjab|
|Author||:||J. S. Grewal|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1998-10-08|