The True Story the State of the Sikhs before and after Partition (Sachi Sakhi)

by: Kapur Singh (Sirdar), ICS
Translated by: Satjit Wadhva

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  • Edition(s): reprint Jan-2012
  • Pages: 288
Sachi Sakhi by Sirdar Kapur Singh is a fascinating book that throws light on pre-partition events that have been successfully brushed under the carpet after India gained independence. In the autobiographical note, he describes the long-drawn legal battle he fought against the injustice done to him by dismissing him from the prestigious post he held as an ICS officer in the early post-independence days. It is a sad commentary on the multiple opportunities lost by the Sikhs because of their short-sighted, jealous and gullible leaders. According to Sirdar Kapur Singh, in the years preceding the partition of India, the Muslims wooed the Sikhs to press for an autonomous state and promised to give one, if they would align with them. The British were keen to grant the Sikhs a respectable status so that they too could breathe the air of freedom. But the Sikh leaders failed to rise to the occasion due to infighting and petty considerations. This narrative is not only the story of the Communal Award made by the British Government to solve the political problem of India, but also throws light on the background of the tension between the various religious sects of India and their different demands. It also hints at the fire of hatred spread by a fanatic sect of Muslims against non-Muslims in North India, which was the main cause behind the string of sacrifices from Guru Arjan Dev Ji to Guru Gobind Singh and his four sons, which later became the foundation of the political struggles between the Sikhs and the Muslims.

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