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ISBN-10: 0385502060

ISBN-13: 9780385502061

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Patwant Singh

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Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women -- beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent ends, and his people continued to battle hostile regimes. The conflict has raged into our own time: in 1984 the Golden Temple of Amritsar -- the holy shrine of the Sikhs--was destroyed by the Indian Army. In retaliation, Sikh bodyguards assassinated Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Now, Patwant Singh gives us the compelling story of the Sikhs…    
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List price: $19.00
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.15" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

PATWANT SINGH is one of India's leading writers on international and cultural affairs and the environment. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Canada's Globe and Mail, the UK's Independent, and elsewhere. He is author of The Sikhs (John Murray, 1999 and Knopf, 2000).

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The Gurus of the Faith, 1469-1708
Retribution and Consolidation, 1708-1799
Empire of the Sikhs, 1801-1839
Grievous Betrayals, 1839-1849
From Annexation to Partition, 1849-1947
Violence and Venality, 1947 to the Present
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