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The Idea Of The Sikh State

Description The Sikhs, having all the qualifications of a distinct religion, culture and historical background, have always felt that they constituted a nation though less in numerical strength in India. As India's independence from the British rule was being actively contemplated in 1946 and the Muslims were strongly demanding a separate state for themselves, the Sikhs too felt that they also deserved separate Sikh state. The present book, strongly demanding the creation of a homeland for the Sikhs, is based on the premise that the constitutional guarantees and safeguards being proposed and promised to the Sikhs were not adequate. The Sikhs had serious apprehensions that both the Hindus and the Muslims, being majority communities, will not allow the Sikhs to realize their full potential. Despite all the solemn pledges given both by the Hindus and the Sikhs, the Sikhs felt suffocated under both the majority communities. The two Sikh scholars, authors of this book, give all the political, ideological, historical and religious reasons for the creation of a Sikh homeland. Their arguments and factual reasons in support of their thesis are convincing and based on merit[edit]
Keywords Communalism, Provincial Autonomy, Sikh Panth, Akhand Hindustan, Confederation, Second Round Table Conference, S. Sampuran Singh, S. Ujjal Singh, Communal Award, Muslim Majority, All India Muslim League, Azad Punjab Scheme, All India Sikh Students Federation, SGPC, Sapru Conciliation Committee, Khalsa, Gurdwara Reforms Movement, [edit]
Accession Number   BK-000735
Author Lal Singh Gyani
Year 1946
Script Roman
Language English
Publisher Lahore Book Shop
Custodian G.S. Lamba, Jalandhar
Length 17.5
Breadth 12.0
Completion Complete
Condition Good
Pages                         60
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