Guru Granth Sahib Over to the West : Idea of Sikh Scriptures Translations : 1810-1909

Nazer Singh

Published by Commonwealth, 2005
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Contents Preface. 1. The Sikh scriptures and history. 2. History of Sikh scriptures translations idea upto Trumpp. 3. The idea under Trumpp. 4. The making of Sikh scriptures an early western view. 5. From Trumpp to Macauliffe. 6. Understanding the Sikhs through Bani some early western ways. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. This small book of articles deals with the British discovery of Sikhs their literature and history. Enquiry was diplomatic and military during the 18 century. However the Anglo Sikh relations after the fall of Delhi and Hansi into the hands of company in 1803 and more so the Sikh treaties of January 1806 and April 1809 with the British widened the scope of the enquiry. With Malcolm's work published in 1810 the Punjabi and Sikh writings especially the Bani of the Gurus or its elaborations by the Bhai's such as Gurdass and Mani Singh entered the field under investigation. Sikh history and religion emerged as a common genre by the middle of the 19 century. J.D. Cunningham gave a firm basis to this genre though H.H. Wilson had acted differently in 1848. The use of Bani Sakhi and Rahit by the British the Christian Missions the early Nirankaris and the Namdharis necessitated the further opening of Sikh scriptures. By 1857 the idea of having translation of them was conceived. First attempt in this regard took twenty years i.e. 1857 1877. The attempt was official and made through Trumpp. These twenty years also saw the printing of the Adi Granth in the Damdama Bir twice i.e. in 1864 and 1868 in Lahore. A Janam Sakhi (Bhai Bala version) was also printed. 136 pp. Bookseller Inventory #

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