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e-Book Sicques, Tigers or Thieves: Eyewitness Accounts of the Sikhs (1606-1810) download

e-Book Sicques, Tigers or Thieves: Eyewitness Accounts of the Sikhs (1606-1810) download

by P. Singh,Amandeep Singh Madra

ISBN: 1403962022
ISBN13: 978-1403962027
Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (December 17, 2004)
Pages: 414
Category: Social Sciences
Subategory: Sociology

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Madra and Singh follow up on their impressive Warrior-Saints with this gem .

Madra and Singh follow up on their impressive Warrior-Saints with this gem containing rare and thought provoking material, much of which is not found elsewhere. Never read information on the Guru sahibs and how they passed away. I Have a new appreciation for Sikh bravery and valor. I bought this book expecting to read articles with a bigoted, mis-informed view of the Sikh culture and people from an anti-Sikh western viewpoint, or worse, pure ignorance.

Sicques, Tigers, or Thieves book.

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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Volume 15, Issue 3. November 2005, pp. 375-376. pp. 400. New York and Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Amandeep Singh Madra, Parmjit Singh.

In 1812, Sir John Malcolm, a Lieutenant General in the British Army wrote A Sketch of the Sikhs , commonly believed to be the first account of the Sikhs written by a non-Sikh. In truth, soldiers, travellers, diplomats, missionaries and scholars had provided accounts for many years before. Drawing on this difficult-to-access material, the editors of this volume have compiled a unique source that offers a fascinating insight into the early developments in Sikh history. From the first ever written accounts of the Sikhs by Persian chroniclers of the Moghul Emperor to the travel diary of an Englishwoman, this volume contains material invaluable to those studying the evolution of the Sikh religion as well as to those interested in learning more about this major religion. It also provides an unparalleled look into the growth and solidification of the religious practices of Sikhs. At a time when the misunderstanding of the Sikh religion and those who practise it has reached new and deadly heights, this volume hopes to introduce a wider audience to the roots of its culture. For more detailed information, including examples of illustrations, and selected extracts, go to www.sicques.com
Comments:
Thorgahuginn
Very good eyewitness accounts of how the Sikh history unfolded. Never read information on the Guru sahibs and how they passed away. I Have a new appreciation for Sikh bravery and valor. I used to wonder where it came from and how come all Sikhs were similar when time for sacrifice came. The Sikh gurus taught thru example and their generations and gene pool has over time evolved and morphed the unique strain which forces them to be extraordinary in almost anything they attempt. Read and enjoy...

LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
It is definitely a great research effort and has plenty of welcome surprises. I loved reading the Christian missionary's description of the death of Guru Arjan. I cannot help but feel that I would have loved to read more on the era of the Sikh Gurus. This may not be saying much about the book, but more about the thin sources and the lack of popularity of the Gurus at the time.

Golden Lama
Very interesting to read!

Erienan
Well done to the authors and all who supported them in this long overdue project.

Amandeep and Paramjeet have attempted to write this book in an unbiased fashion, and I must say, have succeeded. This is a rare acheivement for authors of history and historians, as the biased historical accounts of the early Europeans in India show.

The accounts (some apparently eye witness) of Banda Bahadur are particulary informative as to the culture, opinions, attitudes and politics of the rulers and the Sikhs in the early eighteenth century.

It's a shame that there is still a gap in mid eighteenth century Sikh history, although there are accounts of this, they are still very limited in content and historians rely heavily on the hearsay of the time.

Maybe a project on the Sikh Misls could be a possibilty, using all known sources!! There is a lot of misinformation about this period and the Sardaars. A comprehensive and historical records based study is much needed!

There is some very interesting information as to the practices of Sikhs which I never knew of before e.g. stirring amrit with a boars tooth, which is very believable if looked at in the context of the problems faced by the Sikhs of the time.

Unsuprisingly, there are comprehensive reports of Ranjit Singhs darbaar.

In all, this is an eye opening, inspiring and educational book.

Harcharan

Feri
I bought this book expecting to read articles with a bigoted, mis-informed view of the Sikh culture and people from an anti-Sikh western viewpoint, or worse, pure ignorance. I was pleasantly surprised by the detailed and fascinating detail on the circumstances of Sikh people and life during the periods covered. I appreciate that there are gaps in coverage, but that adds to the authencity of the accounts and helps you formulate a view in your mind how the Sikh's could've changed from a small band of warriors under Bhanda Singh to the organised armies under Ranjit Singh. What I liked were the commentaries by the narrators who put the writer's circumstances into context before putting the writer's actual account before the reader. This helps the reader appreciate the limitations of the writer's perspective, and appreciate the actual gems of insight where they are to be found. The book also gives a glimpse into the past when it wasn't necessary to be 'man with turban' to be sikh, but there were other ways to be spiritually sikh without donning the appearance of a Khalsa sikh.

Overall, a gr8 read. Now onto Patwant Singh's book...

LØV€ YØỮ
This book has got all that you need to avoid reinventing the wheel. A must for Sikh history researchers.

Modar
This book is specialy interesting and instructive to be read by the sikhs

and those who have allready some knowledge of Sikhism.

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