Raja Gulab Singh's Role in the First Anglo-Sikh War

  title={Raja Gulab Singh's Role in the First Anglo-Sikh War},
  author={Bawa Singh},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={35 - 59}
  • Bawa Singh
  • Published 1 January 1971
  • History
  • Modern Asian Studies
Sikh history has produced few men as controversial as Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu. His conduct, especially in the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845–46, continues to evoke bitter argument. Whereas the debate at the end of the war pertained to the wisdom of creating the independent state of Kashmir, in more recent years it has centred around Gulab Singh's part in the conflict, which resulted in the partial dismemberment of the Sikh state. Two major evaluations have been made. A school of Panjab… 


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