Hukamnamas of the Sikh Gurus, a significant source of the Sikh history, have not received much scholarly attention. Scholars like Ganda Singh, Shamsher Singh Ashok and Fauja Singh have edited the hukamnamas collected by Bhai Randhir Singh and have tried to analyse them historically. They have succeeded in underlining their importance but their studies are of preliminary nature. Hence, there is a much scope in the field.
It is a matter of great pride that Dr. Sabinderjit Singh Sagar, Professor, Department of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar has taken up the challenge and has studied the hukamnamas attributed to Guru Tegh Bahadur. He has employed scientific approach to ascertain the genuineness of these documents and has taken great pain in arranging them and in determining their mutual relations in spite of the fact that these documents are not dated. The evidence drawn from the study is discussed in a broader perspective taking into consideration the bani of Guru Tegh Bahadur. The work tries to underline the organizational acumen of a religious leader like Guru Tegh Bahadur in the period of crisis.
Facsimiles of hukamnamas of Guru Tegh Bahadur, their text and translation into English will be welcomed by all the scholars interested in the Sikh Studies. The index of names of persons contained in these hukamnamas will prove to be useful key for their studies.
I wish the work would prove to be a significant contribution in the field of Sikh history.
S.P. Singh (Dr.)Vice-Chancellor
Click Here for More Books Published By Guru Nanak Dev University
Your email address will not be published *
Send as free online greeting card
Email a Friend