The Last to Lay Arms - Maharaja Ranjit Singh

The Last to Lay Arms - Maharaja Ranjit Singh

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Author: K S Duggal
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 152
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.



His Heritage

The Sikhs in Ferment

The Sukarchakia Misl

The Maharaja

Punjab under a Sovereign Punjabi Ruler

The First Round of Conquests

The Affairs of Heart

The British Connection

The Fruits of Alliance


Multan Conquered

Foreigners at the Lahore Durbar

Peshawar Occupied


A Summit on the Field of the Cloth of Gold

Kashmir Captured

The Last Battle

A Patron of Arts

Writing in Ranjit Singh's Times

Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Secularism



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