Author: K S Duggal
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170174104
This book recounts the story of Maharaja Ranjit Singh , a commanding and arresting figure of nineteenth century India, whose kingdom was last to lay arms before the British who have annexed the entire sub-continent.
This book is an impressive portrayal of the emergence of the phenomenon that Ranjit Singh was in its historical setting, tracing in detail the evolution of the Sikh commonwealth from the time of his founder, Guru Nanak.
The book describes in detail the leadership of Maharaja Ranjit Singh , his conquests and feats on the battlefields as well as his creation of an efficient and human system of adminisrration.It highlights his generosity of nature, his liberal outlook and his equal treatment of all - Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs.
This book is not a research study. It is more in the nature of a tribute to a great leader of men produced by the Punjab, who liberated North-West India, establishing an authority in which all people, without distinction of creed, class or caste, were co-sharers.
Misunderstandings still prevails against Maharaja, his character and personality, his policy and administration, engendered mostly by some of the early European writers. K S Duggal's book corrects several of these faulty perspectives.
The Sikhs in Ferment
The Sukarchakia Misl
Punjab under a Sovereign Punjabi Ruler
The First Round of Conquests
The Affairs of Heart
The British Connection
The Fruits of Alliance
Foreigners at the Lahore Durbar
A Summit on the Field of the Cloth of Gold
The Last Battle
A Patron of Arts
Writing in Ranjit Singh's Times
Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Secularism