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MASTER TARA SINGH IN INDIAN HISTORY

COLONIALISM, NATIONALISM, AND THE POLITICS OF SIKH IDENTITY

1 September 2017

JS Grewal

This is the first major biography of Tara Singh, arguably the foremost leader of the Sikh community during the twentieth century. Singh’s role in representing the interests of Sikhs during Partition and in the following decades has been overlooked by historians of modern India. This study of the man traces Sikh politics in the subcontinent between the 1930s and the 1960s, through Singh’s anti-British activity in colonial India, his leadership in the Akali movement, his key role in the Partition of British Punjab and the subsequent demand for a Sikh-majority, Punjabi-speaking state in independent India.

Oxford University Press, 776 pages, Rs 2,595

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Dr. Grewal has ignored that fact of history about Akali leader Tara Singh, real name Nank Chand Malhotra, that he had planned to kill M A Jinnah and innocent Muslims during 1947. Earlier he had hacked down Muslim League flag with his sword on March 3,1947 at Lahore . These stupid acts of Tara Singh had caused killing of Sikhs and Muslims during March and then again in August -September 1947 ! TOP SECRET report of Lord Mountbatten of August 9,1947 is given at page 172 of book , “Mountbatten and the Partition of India”

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