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The Sikh Zafar-namah of Guru Gobind Singh : a discursive blade in the heart of the Mughal Empire

Author: Louis E Fenech
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Louis E. Fenech offers a compelling new examination of one of the only Persian compositions attributed to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708): the Zafar-namah or 'Epistle of Victory.'

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Gobind Singh, Guru; Gobinda Siṅgha, Guru
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis E Fenech
ISBN: 9780199931439 0199931437 9780199931453 0199931453
OCLC Number: 835300089
Description: XXIV, 304 Seiten : Karten
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1: Diplomacy at the Court of Guru Gobind Singh ; Chapter 2: Zafar-Namah, Fath-Namah, Hikayats, and the Dasam Granth ; Chapter 3: The Text of the Zafar-Namah: Guru Gobind Singh, Ferdausi, and Saudi ; Chatper 4: Authorship ; Chapter 5: The Sikh Shah-Namah of Guru Gobind Singh ; Chapter 6: The Historiography Of The Zafar-namah ; Conclusion ; Glossary ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Louis E. Fenech.

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The Zafarnama is one of the most fascinating and unusual of early Sikh texts ... French's fine monograph is the first approach to this particularly interesting text to aim to do proper justice, not Read more...

 
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