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Sorry, but can someone explain to me why we should care about this woman, or her drunk, womanizing husband, or her short, dimwitted, useless son?

Regardless what anyone feels about the individuals you are questioning, the history is still fairy new and relevant.  Ranjit Singh showed he was able to establish a secular and inclusive Kingdom durin

When it comes to historical figures and empires, for many communities, their future aims/goals are inspired by the past or the past is a reminder of what they're aiming for. Like why do Muslims a

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21 minutes ago, californiasardar1 said:

Sorry, but can someone explain to me why we should care about this woman, or her drunk, womanizing husband, or her short, dimwitted, useless son?

Maharaja Ranjeet Singh , I think, did a lot of important work for preserving and building Sikh historical sites, Gurdware.

That is at least a minimum reason

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44 minutes ago, californiasardar1 said:

Sorry, but can someone explain to me why we should care about this woman, or her drunk, womanizing husband, or her short, dimwitted, useless son?

Not a fan then? 😄    

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6 hours ago, KhoonKaBadlaKhoon2 said:

You need to do some paaht or something. Every post of yours on here is negative and hate filled. Do you have nothing else to contribute?

He is right to a certain extent. In the Gurdwara the pitfalls of intoxication and lust are repeated several times but still there are several Gurdwaras with his picture in them. It's hypocritical. 

It's sad that we have to look up to him so much. Do Muslims go on about Salladin so much? Do Protestants go on about Henry VII?

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14 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

I went through a period not so long ago where I was giving Maharaja Ranjit Singh some stick for not prioritising Sikh interests, but objectively speaking and after having read up a bit more on his achievements, it's difficult to begrudge the man for what he managed to get done as a ruler. The fact that nobody since has come close to power to that degree speaks volumes. He had his blind spots (no pun intended) but he was definitely someone to be admired.

Yes you can admire him as a ruler but should his portrait be placed in Gurdwaras alongside pious men like the Gurus, Baba Deep Singh, Hari Singh Nalwa and Banda Singh Bahadur?

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35 minutes ago, ChardikalaUK said:

Yes you can admire him as a ruler but should his portrait be placed in Gurdwaras alongside pious men like the Gurus, Baba Deep Singh, Hari Singh Nalwa and Banda Singh Bahadur?

No, I don't think so. But he should never be forgotten.

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2 hours ago, ChardikalaUK said:

Yes you can admire him as a ruler but should his portrait be placed in Gurdwaras alongside pious men like the Gurus, Baba Deep Singh, Hari Singh Nalwa and Banda Singh Bahadur?

If his portrait invokes a desire to be free then yes.  He still has a part to play in the pursuing freedom.  Until that pursuit is fulfilled we can’t just simply discard him to the history books.  Don’t forget the British Empire went to extremes to suppress his history and legacy, because they knew he could spark a revolution even from his tomb. 

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17 hours ago, KhoonKaBadlaKhoon2 said:

You need to do some paaht or something. Every post of yours on here is negative and hate filled. Do you have nothing else to contribute?

 

How about all of your "negative and hate-filled" posts directed towards me?

At least I am talking about actual issues rather than engaging in personal attacks against people who I don't know.

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