Author: Avtar Singh Berar
Publisher: National Book Shop
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788171165032
At the time of his father's (Guru Arjun Dev) death, Guru Hargobind was only eleven years old; yet he understood the political climate prevailing at that time, the early seventeenth century. He also understood the tyranny and injustice had to be fought at two levels, i.e. spiritual as well as the force of arms.
It was with this logic that he donned two swords representing miri and piri, thus combining in his person the spiritual and temporal powers to lead his followers. It was a unique act by a religious head, but a requirement of those items. Though Guru Hargobind supported the outward symbols of a ruler, yet he never attempted to create a kingdom for himself.
The Sikhs are a chivalrous people who have again and again, proved themselves as soldiers and fighters. They had fought battles against invaders from the North. But the sixth Guru, Hargobind Sahib, organized them and trained them to be proper soldiers to defeat the Mughul army which was superior in all aspects.
The tenth Guru, Gobind Singh had to fight many battles against great odds, against both Hindu Rajas of the hill states now called Himachal Pradesh and the Moghuls. It was due to Banda Bahadur that the Sikhs started destroying the Mughul army and subsequently established an empire in Punjab. Guru Hargobind Sahib was the first who laid the foundation of the fall of Mughul Empire.
Foreward-I- Lt Gen (Retd) M. S. Bhullar
Foreward-2-PJS Sandhu Major Gen. (Retd.)
2. Doabs of Punjab
3. Brief History of the Punjab
4. Brief Life History of Guru Hargobind Sahib – The Sixth Sikh Guru
5. Situation in Punjab
6. Battles for a Sacred Cause
7. First battle – Amritsar
8. Second Battle at Sri Hargobindpur
9. Third Battle at Nathana/Mehraj
10. The Fourth Battle at Kartarpur
11. Guru Ji as a general
12. Principles of Wars