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Discussion in 'Sikh Youth' started by BhagatSingh, Aug 28, 2008.
Can anyone provide me the website to Sikh eyewitness accounts during battle?
Sat sri akal,::
bhagat singh ji which battle? there r eyewitness accounts of the battles which sikhs faught either aginst brits or under them dont know abt the ancient sikh battles faught under guru sahibans or by the sikh empire but yes there are some detailed account of the battles faught by banda singh bahadur by some persian writers.:yes::happy:
hmm, Sikhs during the 1700s.
brother i dont know abt any such website im sorry:yes: but il try geting one nd the day il get 1 il post it over here:happy::yes:
Sikh Quotes.com - Qazi Noor Muhammad
Qazi Noor Muhammad, Jang Namah (Battle Chronicles), 1765
"When they take up a musket in hand at the time of battle, they come to the field fiercely springing and roaring like lions and immediately split many a breast and make they blood of many others spill in the dust. You may say that this musket was invented by these dogs (Sikhs). Though guns are possessed in large numbers by others, yet nobody knows them better. these bad-tempered people discharge hundreds of bullets on the enemy on the right and left and in front and on the back. If you disbelieve in what I say, enquire from the brave warriors who will tell you more than what I have said and would have nothing but praise for their art of war. The witness of my statement are those thirsty thousand heroes who fought with them."
Qazi Noor Muhammad while talking about the various aspects of highly moral lives of Sikhs says that Sikhs have never learnt to commit any theft or robbery and they never dishonour any woman. Such a type of character has been imbibed by their religion.
These are the people of morality and character. They do not company plunderers and bechelour people. Truth is their religion and they do not sacrifice it any cost. They do not harm wives and children of their enemies, rather they try to save the life of innocent people.
1. http://www.sikhism.us/sikhism-book-reviews/8924-sicques-tigers-and-thieves.html Amandeep Madra
2. Sikh Philosophy Network Book Store by Grewal & Habib
I posted some bits from teh last on Sikh History . com
Some account of eyewitnesses read on another forum
The following is taken from Ibratnama written by Mirza Muhammad. He was employed by Aurangzeb at the court in 1703. His work contains narratives of political events from 1703 to 1719. It is a long text but the following paragraph deserves some attention.
On this day [of their arrival] I went to the Salt Market to witness the event and accompanied them from there to the Imperial Fort. Of the people of the city there were few who did not come to see the humbling of those rebels. Large crowds gathered in every lane and market such as had seldom appeared before. The Muslims were in a happy and festive mood. Yet many of those ill-fated ones [the Sikhs], who had come as prisoners in this condition, insisted on standing fast by their villainy. There was no sign of humility and submission on their faces. Rather most of them riding on the camels’ backs kept singing and reciting melodious verses. If anyone in the lanes and bazaars reminded them of the cruelties they had committed, which brought them to this condition, they gave immediate and manly retorts, and attributed their capture and humiliation to the doings of fate. If anyone told them that they would now be executed, they replied, “Let them kill us! We do not fear death. Had we feared it, how could we have fought so many battles with you? We have fallen in your hands only because of hunger and lack of provisions; otherwise, you would have come to know of our bravery far more than has been witnessed till now.”
The following is an extract from letter of John Surman and Edward Stephenson from Delhi to Robert Hedges, President and Governor of Fort William, Council in Bengal, dated 10 March 1716. John and Edward received the details of Baba Banda Singh from Mughal officials which is why he calls him “Goroo” otherwise there is no proof that Baba Ji claimed such titles for himself. He always remained a devout Sikh.
The great rebel Goroo who has been for these twenty years so troublesome in the Subaship of Lahore is at length taken with all his family and attendance by Abdell Summed Cawn (Khan), the Suba of that province, some days ago they entered the city loaded with fetters, his whole attendance which were left alive being about seven hundred and eight all severally mounted on camels which were sent out of the city for that purpose, besides about two thousand heads stuck upon poles, being those who died by the sword in the battle. He was carried into the presence of the king, and from thence to a close prison, He at present has His life prolonged with most of his mutsuddys in hopes to get an account of his treasure in the several parts of his kingdom and of those that assisted him, when afterwards he will be executed. For the rest there are 100 each day beheaded. It is not a little remarkable with what patience they undergo their fate, and to the last it has not been found that one apostatized from this new formed Religion.
I believer there is some reference in the book entitled Sikh History: Translation of persian sources. Sikh Philosophy Network Book Store