BIJAI SINGH, by Bhai Vir Singh, is a historical romance constructed around the heroic figure of Bijai Singh, a fictitious character, through whose spiritual integrity it endeavours to delineate a whole people, its inspiration and way of life. First published in 1899, Bijai Singh is the author`s second novel and,
MANDI, a district town in Himachal Pradesh, was formerly the capital of the princely state of that name. Guru Gobind Singh once visited it on the invitation of its ruler. Raja Siddh Sen. The Guru set up his camp outside the town. The ladies were escorted to the Raja`s
PANOPLY. To have established precise standards of regal usage and hospitality was remarkable for one born to a small worldly inheritance. Ranjit Singh`s patrimony did not amount to more than a few villages precariously held in those turbulent days, and his authority scarcely coincided with any recognizable or settled geographical
SAHVA, a village in Churu district of Rajasthan, 40 km southwest of Bhadra (29010N, 75"15`E), is referred to as Suheva in Sikh chronicles and is popularly called Suhava Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh, while travelling from the Punjab to the South in October November 1706 arrived here from Nohar via
SULTAN SINGH (d. 1842), a Suri Khatri of Ghotala, in Jehlum district, joined Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s ghorcharas at the young age of thirteen. He saw active service in several expeditions beyond the Indus, and participated in the Multan and Kashmir campaigns. In one such campaign on the northwest frontier,
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