When sparrows became hawks : the making of the Sikh warrior tradition, 1699-1799 / Purnima Dhavan.

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  • When sparrows became hawks
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Published
  • New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press 2011
Physical description
1 online resource (264 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-283-42349-9
  • 0-19-987717-3
  • 9786613423498
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. APUC scholarship online package
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 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, 1708-1748; 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; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; I; J; K
  • LM; N; P; R; S; T; V; W; Z; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; W; Y; Z
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  • History.
  • Illustrated
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  • English
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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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