- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris (3 July 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1860644902
- ISBN-13: 978-1860644900
- Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 2.4 x 32.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,486,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Warrior Saints: Three Centuries of the Sikh Military Tradition Hardcover – 3 Jul 1999
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From the Publisher
Amandeep S. Madra and Parmjit Singh trace the spiritual and ethical origins of the Sikh call-to-arms, from the martyrdom and conflict of the Mughal period, which led to the founding of the Khalsa, to the Afghan and Persian invasions. They describe the rise of the Sikh kingdoms and the British Raj and the subsequent Anglo-Sikh wars and document the contributions of Sikhs in both World Wars and in more recent international conflicts. This commentary is complemented by contemporary quotations from the Sikh Gurus and from allies and foes of the Sikh soldiers, while detailed captions add narrative and human detail to the broader history.
About the Author
Amandeep S. Madra has worked on numerous international Sikh projects and is currently working on a pictorial history of the Sikh diaspora. Parmjit Singh is an independent researcher specialising in the Sikh military tradition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Page 77 is just one example of how the authors have combined outstanding pictures and contemporary accounts to make this aspect of Sikh history alive and extremely readable. Brilliant.
I found the pictures to be very emotive, and by the end of the book I was both joyful and sorrowful. Sorrowful at the many tragedies that have faced the Sikhs, but also sorrowful that I had reached the end of this wonderful book.
My joy came from how Sikhs faced these tragedies with unshaking resolve, joyful of the great legacy that they have created and joyful that there still are Sikhs around the world that have earned the right to call themselves Khalsa, through charitable work as well as a Lion's courage.
This book has pride of place within my book shelf, it should be on yours also.
The inclusion of accounts from people who had fought with and against the Sikhs in times gone by is particularly illuminating. One to pass down the generations.
To publish a hardback book on such a subject in English is unqiue and they have set a standard.
Black & White photographs give the book a truly historic feel.
The Sikhs has a true warrior race is often forgotten, well this book is absolute evidence of the Sikhs sacrifices for rightoeusness.
The narrative is not detailed but then many non-Sikhs reading this book will not want it to be, and Sikhs reading it will be amazed at the photographs.
A definite buy for Sikhs due to the unqiueness of the book, and a definite buy for everyone else as a uncomplicated history of a true Warrior Race.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing i read it all in one sitting. Some of the stories and photos are just unbelievable. The courage the bravery the loyalty. What an honour. Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2007 by Mr. K. S. Dhindsa
I PERSONALLY CAN NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. THE PHOTOS ARE STUNNING AND CREATE A GREAT PICTURE OF THE SIKH PEOPLE AND THEIR MARTIAL TRADITION. Read morePublished on 21 May 2001
What more can i say, and excellent book a must buy for any sikh to trace our heriatage.Published on 28 Oct. 2000 by email@example.com
I liked the many rare pictures of the Sikhs covered in this book. The book will act as a reference point for the coming generations, so that they do not forget the great Khalsa... Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2000