Overview for History and Ideology: The Khalsa over 300 Years
History and Ideology: The khalsa Over 300 Years, edited by Professors J.S.Grewal & Indu Banga, commemorates the tercentenary of the Khalsa by focusing on the history of the Sikh Panth, setting it in the context of the general history of India . The essays included in this volume comprise a selection from presentations that have been made at annual sessions of the Indian History Congress since its foundation in 1935, and cover the major phases of Sikh history from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. They foreground the evolution of Sikhism as one of the great universalist religious of the world, delineating the rich strands that the cultural, social and political history of the Sikhs has contributed to tapestry of the composite nation that is India.
Indu Banga (Author)
Indu Banga is Professor of History at the Punjab University, Chandigarh. Her areas of interest are the agrarian and urban history of medieval and modern India and the Punjab; and religious ideology and socio-political change in colonial Punjab. Major publications include Agrarian System of the Sikhs (1978); Civil and Military Affairs of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (conjoint 1987); The City in Indian History (ed. 1991); Ports, Port-Cities and their Hinterlands in India (1700-1950) (ed. 1992); Cultural Reorientation in Modern India (ed. Conjoint 1996); and Five Punjabi Centuries c. 1500-1990 (ed. 1997).
J S Grewal (Author)
Professor J.S. Grewal, a former Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study of Shimla and a former Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University at Amritsar, has written extensively on philosophy of history, medieval India, Sikh history, and history of the Punjab, and he has edited a large number of volumes. Among his numerous publications are Guru Nanak in History (1969); Muslim Rule in India: The Assessment of British Historians (1970); The Sikhs of the Punjab (1990); Historical Perspectives on Sikh Identity (1997); and Contesting Interpretations of the Sikh Tradition (1998).