❰EPUB❯ ✸ The Sikh Minority and the Partition of the Punjab 1920-1947 Author Chhanda Chatterjee – Bluevapours.co.uk Guru Nanak had gifted the Sikhs with an ideology Guru Angad had given them the Gurmukhi script Guru Arjan Dev coalesced the hymns authored or collected by the Gurus and made them a people of the book Guru Nanak had Minority and PDF/EPUB æ gifted the Sikhs with an ideology Guru Angad had given them the Gurmukhi script Guru Arjan Dev coalesced the hymns authored or collected by the Gurus and made them a people of the book Guru Govind Rai created the Khalsa identity with its five symbols Panj Kakke Maharaja Ranjit Singh's conuests gave them the pride of race British insistence on recruiting only keshdhari Sikhs encouraged the Khalsa to assert their distinct identity The trend accelerated since the revolt of when John Lawrence reversed the initial successes of the rebels The Sikh Kindle - with the recovery of Delhi with forces from the Punjab Sikhs were co opted by the British with the clever broadcast of the Guru Tegh Bahadur myth that the Sikhs would be able to avenge the martyrdom of the Guru in Delhi with the Sikh Minority and the Partition MOBI :✓ help of a white race Since then the Sikhs formed the backbone of the British Indian army and all their political influence flowed out of this military connectionThe unexpected Congress concession of weightage to the Muslims in the Lucknow Pact of awakened the Sikhs to the necessity of the defence of Khalsa interests Their vociferations compelled the British to concede a per cent weightage for the Sikhs in the Montagu Chelmsford Act of Gandhi appreciated the indispensable nature of Sikh support for the success of the British military machine His attempt to subsume the Akali movement under the umbrella of the Non Cooperation movement in the s against the British and again his attempt to win over the Sikhs for his Civil Disobedience movement during the Lahore Congress in reflected this shrewd political sense Sikhs continued to wrench concessions both Sikh Minority and the Partition MOBI :✓ from the British and the Congress as long as the Pax Britannica had any chance of survival But as the negotiations for decolonization uickened after the end of the Second World War the magic of Sikh arms could no longer work miracles for their slender numbers While British statesmen from Cripps to Attlee all burnt gallons of midnight oil thinking of an acceptable settlement of the Hindu Muslim impasse no one paid much attention to the pathetic uest of Sikh leaders since to work out an acceptable formula for readjusting the borders of the Punjab to accommodate the birthplace of the Gurus or the canal colonies worked through long years of Sikh toilThis book traces the history of Sikhs in India from the formation of a distinct Sikh identity to their struggle for political representation in the pre indedenpence era and their uest for an independent statePlease note Taylor Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India Pakistan Nepal Bhutan Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
- 234 pages
- The Sikh Minority and the Partition of the Punjab 1920-1947
- Chhanda Chatterjee
- 21 February 2016 Chhanda Chatterjee