Percussions of History

by: Jagjit Singh


  • ₹ 795.00 (INR)

  • ₹ 715.50 (INR)
  • Hardback
  • ISBN: 81-88306-00-2
  • Edition(s): Jan-2006 / 2nd
  • Pages: 377
  • Availability: In stock
In The Sikh Revolution, Jagjit Singh gloriously places the mission of the Sikh Gurus on the world stage. Drawing from Weberian analysis, Jagjit Singh, for the first time in the English language, masterfully accesses the Sikh oral and textual traditions in a broad defining thesis. His approach and interpretations provide a lucid and well-structured argument that sheds light on many of the Sikh’ practices and beliefs and provides the historical and social backdrop that gave rise to the Sikh Revolution.

Part One : The Sikh Revolution       

  •          Preface / 3
  •          Introductory / One / 6
  •          The Caste and Class / Two / 10
  •          The Directive Force / Three / 19
  •          The Caste Ideology, Its Ideologues and the Institution / Four / 29
  •          The Fate of Liberal Trends / Five / 46
  •          The Caste Society, Islam and Muslim Rule / Six / 57
  •          The Radical Bhakti Ideology – Its Social Significance / Seven / 67
  •          The Impact of Medieval Bhakti Movement / Eight / 73
  •          The Sikh Panth / Ten / 95
  •          Egalititarian Society / Eleven / 106
  •          Armed Struggle – Its Egalititarian Basis / Twelve / 124
  •          Armed Struggle – Its Development / Thirteen / 133
  •          The Khalsa / Fourteen / 156
  •          The Spirit / Fifteen / 172
  •          Achievements / Sixteen / 180
  •          The Rajputs, The Marathas and The Khalsa / Seventeen / 191
  •          The Plebeian Revolution / Eighteen / 200
  •          Characterization / Nineteen / 221
  •          Misinterpretations ( Appendix A) / 232
  •          Sikh Tradition as a Source of Historical Testimony (Appendix B) / 250
  •          Some Aspects of the Ideology of the Radical Bhaktas (Appendix C) / 259
  •          Some Aspects of the Sikh Ideology (Appendix D) / 264

 

Part Two : In The Caravan of Revolutions

  •          Preface / 283
  •          Introductory / 284
  •          Revolution and Revolt  / 287
  •          Revolutionary Motivation and Religious Approach / 298
  •          The Sikh Revolution / 306
  •          Comparison / 328
  •          Religious Basis / 350
  •          In The Caravan Of Revolutions / 364
  •          Select Bibliography / 370
  •          Index / 372

                                                                                          

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