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When sparrows became hawks : the making of the Sikh warrior tradition, 1699-1799

Author: Purnima Dhavan
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Purnima Dhavan examines the creation of the Khalsa Sikh warrior tradition during the 18th century. By focusing on the experiences of long-overlooked peasant communities, she reveals how a dynamic process of debates, collaboration, and conflict transformed Sikh practices and shaped a new martial culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Dhavan, Purnima.
When sparrows became hawks.
2011
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Purnima Dhavan
ISBN: 9780199918881 0199918880
OCLC Number: 939962263
Description: 1 online resource (x, 253 p.) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Origins of the Khalsa ; 2. Early Narratives of the Last Guru and the Creation of the Khalsa ; 3. (Re)making the Khalsa, 1708-48 ; 4. The Making of a Sikh Sardar: Two Jassa Singhs and the Place of Sikhs in the Eighteenth-Century Military Labor Market ; 5. Rereading Alha Singh: Rebel, Raja, and Sikh Sardar ; 6. From Peasant Soldier to Elite Warrior: Raiding, Honor Feuds, and the Transformation of Khalsa Identity ; 7. Devotion and Its Discontents: The Affective Communities of Gurbilas Texts ; 8. Conclusion ; Glossary ; Bibliography ; Index
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