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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, 2011.

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Author Dhavan, Purnima.
Subject Khalsa (Sect) -- History.
Description 1 online resource (x, 253 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
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Summary Purnima Dhavan examines the creation of the Khalsa Sikh warrior tradition during the 18th century. By focusing on the experiences of long-overlooked peasant communities, she reveals how a dynamic process of debates, collaboration, and conflict transformed Sikh practices and shaped a new martial culture.
ISBN 9780199877171 (electronic bk.)
0199877173 (electronic bk.)
9780199756551
0199756554
OCLC # 773827839
Additional Format Print version: Dhavan, Purnima. When sparrows became hawks. New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199756551 (DLC) 2010053502 (OCoLC)695560144



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