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Ramgharia Dynasty: Bhai Hardas and Jassa Singh Ramgharia.

From the Tenth Guru to the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

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VJKK VJKF Sardar Sahib.

I'm sure the family history above is very interesting to students of history. However, one very instructive point about the Ramgarhia Misl history that is often overlooked ... is that around 90% of the Khalsa Warriors (who erased their caste upon Amrit) in the Ramgarhia Misl were in fact descended from sections of the community not engaged in the same noble profession as Bhai Lalo Ji ... essentially that erstwhile Jatts, Khatri's, Tanners, Ranghrete, Brahmins, Nai's etc, etc from a diverse range of backgrounds made up the bulk of the Ramgarhia Misl forces.

What was unique about the Khalsa Sikhs was how they rejected the idiotic concept that the profession or tribe of a person's ancestors had any bearing upon a Khalsa's fitness for leadership. It would be nice if we the youth could at least strive to emulate that spirit by destroying the concept of jaath-paath completely ... with 1 United Gurdwara per locality for 1 Panth under 1 God

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That might be true but the descendant of Ramgharia Dynasty always had the name Ramgharia as a surname. That is why the name Ramgharia exist today. I am not a Ramgharia but only report what exists in Sikh history.

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British and the Sikhs: Interview with veteran Sikh historian Gurinder Singh Mann

The video of my interview on the Sikh Channel regarding various themes of Sikh history.

From the Granth of Guru Gobind Singh to how the British colonised the Punjab.

Visit: www.gsmann.com

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British and the Sikhs: Interview with veteran Sikh historian Gurinder Singh Mann

The video of my interview on the Sikh Channel regarding various themes of Sikh history.

From the Granth of Guru Gobind Singh to how the British colonised the Punjab.

Visit: www.gsmann.com

Great work. Have a copy of your book, just show it to anyone who says negative stuff about Sri Dasam Granth. I am wondering if you will have more articles/books coming out about the "divide and conquer" methods employed against the Sikhs from the 1860's onwards. Would be a great seva, and really intresting to see how divide was created in the Sikh Panth, as this would be the first step towards unity. Thanks, and great work.

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Thanks Guptunknown

Sri Dasam Granth Q and A was just the beginning. The Second book is awaiting completion and will hopefully be out a the end of the year or 2013. That will cover the history of the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, including translations, history, British accounts, relics of Guru Gobind Singh ji and much, much more.

My forthcoming book on the British and the Sikhs may cover some themes you mentioned. If you want me to write some specific posts on my blog them PM me.

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Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Welcome to Sikhsangat Bhai Sahib jeeo. Glad to have a Sikh scholar amongst us, especially someone so well versed with paavan pavittar ilaahi Bani of our Father Dasmesh Pita jee.

Regards and hope to learn a lot from you!

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Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji ki Fateh

I have changed the site www.gsmann.com to www.sikhscholar.co.uk , the site www.gsmann.com shows my work and sites i am involved in.

Moderator can you change the title to www.sikhscholar.co.uk

In the coming weeks i will be posting some rare pictures of Sikh Granths and other historical information.

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That might be true but the descendant of Ramgharia Dynasty always had the name Ramgharia as a surname. That is why the name Ramgharia exist today. I am not a Ramgharia but only report what exists in Sikh history.

Can you tell us who these desendants are please ?

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EVeybody who uses the name Ramghria is a descendant of Jassa Singh as he was the first to use it.

Remember the Misl name: Ramgharia was used because Jassa Singh created the Ramgharh fort, as this was in Amritsar he named it after Guru Ram Das. The name Ramgharia was used/given in apprecation of Jassa Singh building the fort only.

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I recently watched this fascinating Sikh Channel interview with G S Mann on the Dasam Granth

It ended on a REALLY interesting note, where Mann quoted the minutes of a meeting of Christian missionaries that took place shortly after the 2nd Anglo-Sikh war, where the missionaries spoke of a desire to separate Sikhs (and by corollary Sikhi) from "the evil of Guru Gobind Singh" in favour of what, I imagine, they (mistakenly) perceived as the more pacifist teachings of Baba Nanak.

This might help explain why the Dasam Granth seems to have slowly come to occupy a background position in the mainstream panth afterwards?

Good work by Mann on highlighting McLeod's mistaken dating of the Prem Sumarag Granth.

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I recently watched this fascinating Sikh Channel interview with G S Mann on the Dasam Granth

It ended on a REALLY interesting note, where Mann quoted the minutes of a meeting of Christian missionaries that took place shortly after the 2nd Anglo-Sikh war, where the missionaries spoke of a desire to separate Sikhs (and by corollary Sikhi) from "the evil of Guru Gobind Singh" in favour of what, I imagine, they (mistakenly) perceived as the more pacifist teachings of Baba Nanak.

This might help explain why the Dasam Granth seems to have slowly come to occupy a background position in the mainstream panth afterwards?

Good work by Mann on highlighting McLeod's mistaken dating of the Prem Sumarag Granth.

It very well could be. RSS and other such groups try to dissociate Guru Gobind Singh Ji from Guru Nanak Dev Ji as well in hopes ignorant Sikhs will believe their propaganda.

Correct me of I'm wrong, but Guru Nanak Dev Ji started Amrit and also carried shastar and the knowledge of shastar vidiya was passed down to Guru Hargobind Sahib through Baba Budha Ji.

Ek Jot. One Light.

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