Punjab:  Past and Present

Punjab: Past and Present

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Author: Harbans Singh
Editor(s): Harbans Singh / N Gerald Barrier
Publisher: Punjabi University
Year: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 511
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173802998


This festschrift pays homage to Dr Ganda Singh, the much revered and distinguished Punjab historian. This volume consists of learned essays dealing with various aspects of Punjab history. . The volume mirrors not only the past and present conditions of Punjab studies, but also points to the future in terms of new research direction and interpretation.

This volume celebrates a fact widely acknowledged - the fact of Dr Ganda Singh being a vital and pervasive influence in historical scholarship in the Punjab. By his persistent and critically important work, he has acquired a unique prestige in the world of learning. Throughout his life, he has been motivated by one single passion, by one sole purpose of exploring materials pertinent to Punjab history.

Scholars affiliated with the Punjab Studies Conference of the United States and with Punjab History Conference of Patiala have lent their expertise in acknowledging to Dr Ganda Singh's contribution to historical research. All the essays here deal with aspects of Punjab history. Thereby they serve to elucidate Dr Singh's own work which relates exclusively to this field.

The essays vary widely in theme and, in some cases, in treatment and literary quality as well. Yet there is a kind of unity of perspective. Collectively they reflect the variety and quality of research now being carried on within Punjab Study circles.



Ancient Punjab - A Panoramic View
Chandragupta Maurya - A Native of Punjab
Topography of the Punjab and its Adjoining Regions
The Siddha Tradition Before Guru Nanak
Medieval Punjab
Trade and Investment in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Punjab
Jatts of Punjab and Sind
Persian Writings on Guru Nanak
A Contemporary Jesuit Document on Guru Arjun Dev's Martyrdom
Aurangzeb and the Sikh Gurus
An Early Seventeenth Century Painting from Nurpur
Ala Singh: The Founder of Patiala State
The Sikh Misl
The Prem Sumarag: A Theory of Sikh Social Order
did the British Turn a Somersault in 1808 in their negotiations with Ranjit Singh
British Policy Towards Sikhs, 1849-57
Quantification in Punjab Social and Political History: Sources and Problems
Cunningham's Attempt to Get himself rehabilitated in the Political Service
The Bengali Elite in post-Annexation Punjab
Agri-Horticultural Society of the Punjab 1851-71
Origins of the Singh Sabha
The Growth of the Railway System in the Punjab
The Sikhs in California
Ghadar Sources: Research on Punjabi Revolutionaries in America
Students, Sikhs and Swamis, Punjabis in the United States 1899-1914
An Historical Study of the Punjabi Soldier in World War I
The Hindustan Socialist Republican Army: A Revolutionary Arm of the Freedom
Communalism, Factionalism and National Integration in the Pre-independence
Research on Modern Punjab History Currently Being Conducted in the Punjab
Syncretism and the Formation of the Sikh Tradition
Incident at Nabha
Polemics and Conflicts in Ahmadiyah History:
Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi and the Khaksar Movement.

Some of Dr Ganda Singh's Works