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Empire Of The Sikhs by Patwant Singh
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This novel i read is a historical biography called Empire of the Sikhs The Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Patwant Singh and Jyoti m Rai. This biography was about Maharaja Ranjit Singh who took over his father’s misl at the age of 9. A boy, who was a school dropout, lost his eye and focused on his military skills. He was able to control Punjab and extended his reign over the entire north of Delhi, almost reaching Kabul in the northwest, and it reached Tibet in the north east. He fought numerous invading Hindus, Muslims and Afghans and held back British supremacy for many years.
Why should we consider woman cursed and condemned,
When from woman are born leaders and rulers,
From Woman alone is born woman,
Without woman there can be no human birth.
This quote is actually from the Sikh Holy Scripture, The Guru Granth Sahib and it makes me feel proud to know that in those ages many cultures and religions looked down upon woman as a lower life form to men however the Sikh religion which I practice disagreed with the condemning of women. It is also very interesting to read about a King who used so many of the Guru Granth Sahib teachings as a guide line to for Kingdom.
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Started Reading
August 8, 2010 – Finished Reading
September 2, 2010 – Shelved
September 2, 2010 – Shelved as: independent-reading

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