Life of Banda Singh Bahadur

Life of Banda Singh Bahadur

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Author: Ganda Singh
Publisher: Punjabi University
Year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 182
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173805687

Description

Based on contemporary and original records, this work is a volume of hard facts of simple and plain facts with no mixture of sensation and sentiments divorced from knowledge.

The case of Banda Singh Bahadur presents, perhaps;, the strangest array of difficulties and paradoxes in the whole range of Sikh biography. No biography of his, written during his life time by any of his admirers or impartial writers, has so far been unearthed to give us first-hand and reliable information on his life and work. No account of Banda Singh so far written by a contemporary or a later writers - Muslim, Hindu or Sikh - exhibits his true character.

The present work has been attempted to pierce through the gloom that veiled the life-history of this great hero and martyr of the early eighteenth century. Subjecting every fact to scrutiny and criticism in the light of contemporary and original works - mostly unpublished Persian manuscripts - the author has undertaken an impartial investigation of the whole subject, and have dealt with it on scientific lines, regardless of the opinions and prejudices of the previous writers.

For the events of Banda Singh's life, after his arrival in the Punjab, the author has depended exclusively upon the writings of those who had either personally witnessed, or had first-hand knowledge of the events that they have narrated, supplemented by other original and later authorities.

Contents

CHAPTER I
Childhood and Ascetic life

CHAPTER II
At the feet of the Master

CHAPTER III
Banda Singh Leaves for the Punjab

CHAPTER IV
Samana and Sadhaura

CHAPTER V
The Battle of Rupar

CHAPTER VI
The Battle of Chappar Chiri and the Sack of Sirhind

CHAPTER VII
Ghudani and Maler Kotla

CHAPTER VIII
At his Capital

CHAPTER IX
Incursions in the Jamuna-Ganga doab

CHAPTER X
The Rising in the Majha and the Haidri flag Crusade

CHAPTER XI
Disturbances in the Jullundur Doab and the Battle of Rahon

CHAPTER XII
Emperor Bahadur Shah's March Against the Sikhs

CHAPTER XIII
The Battles of Sadhaura and Lohgarh

CHAPTER XIV
Reduction of the Hill Chiefs, the Battles of Bahrampur and Batala, and other Minor Engagements

CHAPTER XV
Emperor Bahadur Shah AT Lahore, His Death and After

CHAPTER XVI
The Siege of Sadhaura and Lohgarh

CHAPTER XVII
Kiri Pathan, Rupar and Batala

CHAPTER XVIII
The Siege and fall of Gurdas Nangal

CHAPTER XIX Massacre of the Sikhs and Banda Singh at Delhi

CHAPTER XX
The Man and his Achievements

Appendix
I. Conflict between the Banderi and the other Khalsa

II. The Successors of Banda Singh

III. Extract from a Statement of Baba Sardul Singh Sodhi of Dera Baba Banda Singh