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Bandā Siṅgh Bahādur and the Rise of Sikh Power
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Bandā Siṅgh, popularly known as Bābā Bandā Siṅgh Bahādur, initiated Sikh rule (May 1710 - Dec 1715) and was a unique Sikh personality in the early 18th century. His military exploits against the Mughal Empire of India, the administrative and land revenue reforms introduced by him in the polity of Punjab, and the way he courted martyrdom furnish adequate grounds for studying Bandā Siṅgh’s role and …

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Singh Dhillon, Balwant, “Bandā Siṅgh Bahādur and the Rise of Sikh Power”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2017

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