Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
India Early Account of the Sikhs c1830, fine binding. Chapters include the Sikh territory and the Origin of the Sikhs. The book also gives an account of the Sikh territory established during the reign of Shah Jehan and describes them as a war like sect tracing back to Emperor Babur. The chapter also goes into depth of the birth of Sikhism mentioning Guru Nanak and various other Sikh sects. The books describe Sikhism as a peaceful religion until the son of Guru TeghBahadur, Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Khalsa. In these volumes Guru Tegh Bahadur is mistakenly stated as the 10th Guru, and it confirms Banda Singh Bahadur was a follower of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and how he took charge of the Sikhs. Other chapters include the Mysore wars and Tipu Sultan and wars with Hyder Ali. The book describes the Sikhs as a friendly and peaceful neighbour. Mentions the Sikh Raja of Lahore (Maharaja Ranjit Singh). Also includes a map of India. A total of 4 volumes.