Sikh History from Persian Sources


Authors: Various
Translated by: Shireen Moosvi, Iqtidar Alam Khan, Majida Bhano, S. Nadeem A. Rezavi, Iqbal Husain, Irfan Habib
Edited by Irfan Habib, J. S. Grewal

9788189487898 | PB | pp. 228 | 2019 | Tulika Books

Sikh History from Persian Sources edited by J. S. Grewal and Irfan Habib features fresh translations of of all major Persian sources of Sikh history up to 1765.

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This volume is a part of the research and publication programme of the Indian History Congress to commemorate the tercentenary of the Khalsa. It presents translations of all major Persian sources of Sikh history up to 1765, when Sikh power was established over the Punjab. These sources offer details that are not otherwise available, and richly supplement the information preserved in the Punjabi (Gurmukhi) traditions. Yet, until now, most of the Persian texts translated here have not been available in English; the translations given here thus meet a long-felt need. These are freshly made, with much care exercised to preserve accuracy and provide adequate annotation.

Of the two editors, Professor J.S. Grewal has contributed an introduction critically assessing the value of these texts for reconstructing Sikh history. Professor Irfan Habib, on his part, has organized the work of translation, having himself rendered a number of the texts into English for this volume.

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Pandurang Phaldesai







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Goa 1556, Broadway Publishing House





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About the Author

The author specialises in folklore studies, cultural anthropology and cultural history. Besides five books, he has several articles and research papers to his credit. He is the recipient of a couple of research fellowships and the prestigious State Cultural Award of the Government of Goa for his outstanding contribution to folk art and folklore studies. He is the Member Secretary of the State academy of art, Kala Academy, Goa.


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