Return to empire : the sikhs and the British in the Punjab, 1839-1872
The thesis is a study of the political history of the Punjab between 1839 and 1872. Its purpose is to account for, and explain the significance of, the Punjab’s transition from Sikh kingdom to British imperial province. Early-nineteenth-century Punjab was essentially a frontier society, with vertical, clan-based political cleavages and a pronounced martial spirit. The Sikh kingdom, which emerged in the wake of the Mughal empire's collapse, was a military patronage state, whose structure...[Show more]
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