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Mahārāja Raṇjīt Siṅgh and His Times
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Raṇjīt Siṅgh (1780-1839), a one-eyed, pockmarked, diminutive figure, became a legend in his lifetime. He stands out in history for unifying hundreds of autonomous territories of varying sizes into a powerful polity, and for creating the only transregional state in the …

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Indu Banga, “Mahārāja Raṇjīt Siṅgh and His Times”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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