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https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/sikh-warriors-sahib-kaur-hari-singh-nalwa-7940700/lite/

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The Sikh warriors through the ages: From Sahib Kaur to Hari Singh Nalwa


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How the Sikh military tradition was formed and how it changed over 200 years. This is the subject of Gurinder Singh Mann’s forthcoming book – ‘The rise of the Sikh soldier: The Sikh warrior through the ages, 1700-1900’.

Mann, a London-based historan and director of Sikh Museum Initiative in the United Kingdom, says the reason the book is special is because it doesn’t limit itself to male Sikh soldiers, but lavishes much attention to women warriors as well.

Two figures that Mann is particularly fond of are Rani Sada Kaur, head of the Kanhaiya misl, and Sahib Kaur, the prime minister of Patiala….

The book, which will be out in June, also dedicates a chapter to Sahib Kaur, who became the prime minister of Patiala at the age of 22, and went on to lead several battles, including one in which she beat back the Marathas at Ambala in 1794.

“So compelling was her persona that she was able to get the support of all misl leaders. She even had people like Baghel Singh, founder of the Karorasinghia Misl, support her,” says Mann.

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