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Author Dhavan, Purnima
Title When sparrows became hawks : the making of the Sikh warrior tradition, 1699-1799 / Purnima Dhavan
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
book jacket
1 copy under consideration for Fu Ssu-Nien Library.
Descript x, 253 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Ch. 1 introduction: the origins of the khalsa -- Ch. 2 early narratives of the last guru and the creation of the khalsa -- Ch. 3 (re)making the khalsa, 1708-48 -- Ch.4 the making of a sikh sardar: two jassa singhs and the place of sikhs in the eighteenth-century military labor market -- Ch. 5 rereading alha singh: rebel, raja, and sikh sardar -- Ch. 6 from peasant soldier to elite warrior: raiding, honor feuds, and the transformation of khalsa identity -- Ch. 7 devotion and its discontents: the affective communities of gurbilas texts -- Ch. 8 conclusion
Subject Khalsa (Sect) -- History
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