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“Sicques, Tigers, or Thieves”: Eyewitness Accounts of the Sikhs (1606–1809)

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“Sicques, Tigers, or Thieves”: Eyewitness Accounts of the Sikhs (1606–1809) - A fascinating account of the Sikhs as seen by foreign travelers.

In 1812, Sir John Malcolm, a Lieutenant General in the British Army wrote A Sketch of the Sikhs , commonly believed to be the first account of the Sikhs written by a non-Sikh. In truth, soldiers, travellers, diplomats, missionaries and scholars had provided accounts for many years before. Drawing on this difficult-to-access material, the editors of this volume have compiled a unique source that offers a fascinating insight into the early developments in Sikh history. From the first ever...

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