Saturday, 19 May 2012

Ramgharia Dynasty: Bhai Hardas and Jassa Singh Ramgharia

Ramgharia Dynasty: Bhai Hardas and Jassa Singh Ramgharia. 
From the Tenth Guru to the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. 

Gurinder Singh Mann

Bhai Hardas (Haridas) was a resident of Sur Singh, a large village in the Lahore district (now Taran Taran); he became a close confidant of Guru Gobind Singh. He prepared an early recension of Guru Granth Sahib. This manuscript was dated 1682 AD and completed at Damdama at Anandpur Sahib. This was one of the earliest manuscripts which also contained the saloks of Guru Tegh Bahadur. It was kept at Sikh Reference Library, Manuscript No. 511, with the description, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji de Likhari Bhai Hardas vali birh.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

British and the Sikhs: The Akali Nihangs part 3


Sir John login and Duleep Singh, lady login with an introduction by colonel G. B. Malleson, c.s.i., London, W. H. Allen & co., 1890. pp, 144-145

In a series of letters written by Sir John Login to his wife Lady Login he narrates his role in the Anglo Sikh wars. These were collated posthumously by Lady Login. In one of his accounts he narrates how some Sikhs had fallen in battle with the British. It was the attempt by the British at capturing the fort of one

Monday, 7 May 2012

British and the Sikhs: The treaty of Duleep Singh and the surrender of the Koh-i-noor

One of the documents I discussed on the Sikh Channel Interview:

The following is the treaty between the British and the Lahore Government. Dated 29th March 1849. 

* It essentially made Duleep Singh a ward of the British.

* made the Lahore Government pay the expenses of the Anglo Sikh Wars and all the property of the Punjab was confiscated by the British.

* including the infamous Koh-i-noor:

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Sri Takhat Harimandir Sahib Patna Sahib: A perspective of its History and Maryada

Essay written for Sant Sipahi magazine in 2008.
Publishing for the first time on the internet due to the discussion of Charles Wilkins visit to the Takht at Patna Sahib on Sikh Channel interview May 2012.

Gurinder Singh Mann: British and the Sikhs discussion on Sikh Channel.

I was on the Sikh Channel discussing the relationship between the British and the Sikhs.

Discussion with Rajinder Singh
Sikh Channel
London
May 2012

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

British and the Sikhs: The Akali Nihangs part 2


Sir Lepel Henry Griffin (20 July 1838 – 9 March 1908) was a British administrator and diplomat during the British Raj period in India. He wrote several books related to Panjab and the Sikhs including: The Punjab Chiefs, The Rajas of the Punjab and The Law of Inheritance to Sikh Chieftains.  He also wrote a book on Maharaja Ranjit Singh. An extract regarding the Akali Nihangs is reproduced below.