Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 November 2011

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199756551

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When Sparrows Became Hawks

The Making of the Sikh Warrior Tradition, 1699-1799

Purnima Dhavan

  • Places the ideology of the Khalsa within broader political and cultural processes in North India
  • Argues that Khalsa martial culture was shaped by Jat peasants during the course of the eighteenth century, rather than by the last Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh

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