The Sikh Army 1799 1849

The beginning of the 19th century saw the rise of a remarkable Sikh leader in the Punjab province of north-west India.

Author: Ian Heath

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781841767772

Category: History

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The beginning of the 19th century saw the rise of a remarkable Sikh leader in the Punjab province of north-west India. Unifying the feudal rulers under his authority, the conquering Maharaja Ranjit Singh pursued campaigns of expansion for nearly 40 years, creating for the purpose a new regular army on the Western model. His death in 1839 found the frontiers of Sikh and British power in confrontation; in the 1840s the inevitable trial of strength brought British crown and East India Company troops into battle against the most formidable Indian army they ever faced. Its story is told here in fascinating detail, illustrated with rare early paintings and with colourful reconstructions of Punjabi regular soldiers and feudal warriors.

Military System of the Sikhs

Author: Fauja Singh

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Category: India

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Parties and Politics at the Sikh Court 1799 1849

Author: Jagjiwan Mohan Walia

Publisher: New Delhi : Master Publishers

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Category: Punjab (India)

Page: 334

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Anglo Sikh Relations 1799 1849

Author: Bikrama Jit Hasrat

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Category: Punjab (India)

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Military System of the Sikhs During the Period 1799 1849

Author: Fauja Singh Bajwa

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Professional Journal of the United States Army

Edited by Brig Gen Thomas R. Phillips , USA - 108 Military Posture . Fourteen
Strategic Issues Before Congress , 1964 ; Edited by James H. McBride and John
I. H. Eales 110 Military System of the Sikhs . During the Period 1799-1849 ; Fauja
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The Sikh Wars Source Book

The book provides a brief political background of the conflict, a concise account of both Sikh Wars, the actions that led to them, and a detailed description of the armies involved.

Author: Andrew Preziosi

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ISBN: 9781910294291

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The Sourcebook of the Sikh Wars is the first comprehensive work dealing with the Anglo-Sikh Wars fought in India between 1845 and 1849. The book provides a brief political background of the conflict, a concise account of both Sikh Wars, the actions that led to them, and a detailed description of the armies involved. Now, for the first time ever, an exhaustive account of the formation and rise of the Sikh Khalsa has been written, where every single battalion, cavalry regiment and artillery derah, along with the infamous Ghorchurra regiments, is traced from its initial formation to final engagement in battle. From an original band of knights errant and freebooters to the first experimental battalions and finally as the famed 'brigades' created by former Napoleonic army officers, all Sikh formations and their commanding officers are tracked on an annual basis. The Anglo-Indian army is also well covered. Drawing from original and often long ignored documents, detailed Orders of Battle are presented for the very first time, correcting serious errors that have crept into almost every account since the first battlefield reports were written. Included in these documents are the full name, rank and unit affiliation not only of unit commanders, but army and personal staff and foreign observers. While the Orders of Battle are the heart and soul of the work, the book also includes an abundance of new material, such as 'Daily March and Event' logs for each major formation during the wars, tracing exactly where an army or column was on a given day. An account of the superlative Sikh artillery, along with a rare contemporary pamphlet written by a senior officer defending his actions at a crucial battle, is included. Also featured are several sidebars dealing with unit march rates, how to feed a column, how to deal with an incompetent commander and much more. Finally, the book contains a detailed bibliography, and the first comprehensive glossary on the subject. The Sourcebook of the Sikh Wars is the first ever all-encompassing study of the conflict between the Sikh Khalsa and the British East India Company and will be a must have on the bookshelf of any student of India's colonial era and wars.

Military Review

Edited by Brig Gen Thomas R. Phillips , USA 108 Military Posture . Fourteen
Strategic Issues Before Congress , 1964 ; Edited by James H. McBride and John
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The First Anglo Sikh War 1845 46

The war as a whole is well detailed in The Sikhs and the Sikh Wars (1897), by Sir
Charles Gough (no relation to Sir Hugh ... The Sikh Army: 17991849, written by
Ian Heath and illustrated by Michael Perry, sits nicely with Armies of the East ...

Author: David Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472834453

Category: History

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The First Anglo-Sikh War broke out due to escalating tensions between the Sikh Empire and the British East India Company in the Punjab region of India in the mid-nineteenth century. Political machinations were at the heart of the conflict, with Sikh rulers fearing the growing power of their own army, while several prominent Sikh generals actively collaborated with the East India Company. The British faced a disciplined opponent, trained along European lines, which fielded armies numbering in the tens of thousands. The war featured a number of closely contested battles, with both sides taking heavy losses. This fully illustrated study of the First Anglo-Sikh War tells the story of one of the major colonial wars of the nineteenth century, as the East India Company attempted to wrest control of the Punjab region from a Sikh Empire riven by infighting.

Weapons Warfare Modern weapons and warfare since c 1500

Downing , Brian M. The Military Revolution and Political Change : Origins of
Autocracy in Early Modern Europe . Princeton , N.J ... The Sikh Army , 1799-1849
. ... The Military Revolution : Military Innovation and the Rise of the West ,
15001800.

Author: John Powell

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655968

Category: History

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Presents information about weaponry, tactics, and modes of warfare worldwide, from ancient times to the present, and discusses the cultural, sociopolitical, and ethical aspects of weaponry and warfare.

Journal of Regional History

Khushwant Singh , Ranjit Singh : Maharaja of the Panjab , George Allen and
Unwin Ltd , London 1962 , 168 - 173 , 178 , 180 , 181 , 183 , 184 & 214 - 16 . &
Fauja Singh , Military System of the Sikhs During the Period 1799 - 1849 , Motilal
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The Encyclopaedia of Sikhism

Hasrat , Bikrama Jic , Anglo - Sikh Relations 1799-1849 . ... They were followed
on the 14th by the whole Sikh army . “ Today is Raņjīt Singh dead , " sighed the
soldiers as they kissed their swords and laid them down on the ever - enlarging ...

Author: Harbans Singh

Publisher: South Asia Books

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Category: Religion

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First published in 1992.

British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab

l01 The British victory resulted not from the valour of the British but from their
intrigues with the leaders of the Sikh army . Cunningham regards Lal ... 121 - 22 ,
and Jagjiwan Mohan Walia , Parties and Politics at the Sikh Court 1799 - 1849 , p
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Author: Gianeshwar Khurana

Publisher: New Delhi : Allied Publishers

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Category: History

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Panjab Past and Present

At this Juncture, Rani Jind Kaur decided to engage the Sikh army with the British
forces. Her supporters acted in the ... of the Sikh Empire, pp. 97-98; See also, B.J.
Hasrat, Anglo-Sikh Relations (1799-1849): A Reappraisal of the Rise and Fall ...

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A special corps

612-19, para. 6. 630. S.R. Kohli, 'The army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh', Journal of
Indian History, i (2), 1921-2, p. 212. 631. N.K. Sinha, Ranjit Singh, Calcutta, 1933,
p. 207. 632. F.S. Bajwa, The Military System of the Sikhs 1799-1849, Delhi, ...

Author: Arthur Percy Coleman

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Victorian Military Campaigns

The Military System of the Sikhs 1799-1849. Delhi: Motilal Barnisadas, 1964; pp.
57, 234-8. The main Sikh arsenals were at Lahore, Amritsar, and Shahsadabad.
Capt D. H. Mackinnon. Military Service and Adventures in the For East. London: ...

Author: Brian Bond

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Victorian military campaigns

French Military Influence in India

... corruption and treachery among the Sikh leaders . It was the beginning of the
downfall of the Sikh Kingdom . . Notes 1 . Fauja Singh Bajwa , Military System of
the Sikhs , 1799 - 1849 ( New Delhi : Motilal Banarsi Das Publications , 1964 ) , p
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Author: Gurbir Mansingh

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Category: Europeans

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The collapse of the Mughal Empire, following the death of Aurangzeb in1707, led to a number of powers competing for the power vacuum created. Prominent among these were the English and the French. The advent of European military power into India was to have a major impact on military science in India, hitherto seriously lagging behind Europe. The contribution of the French particularly was significant in the training of Indian Cepayee units in the European fashion, gunnery drills, fortifications and basic infantry tactics. Even after the eclipse of French political power by the English, French military influence continued in the states through some brilliant and colourful French mercenaries. DeBoigne with the Sindhias and Allard with Ranjit Singh are only a couple of those whose life and career are sketched vividly, contributing to an understanding of an aspect of Indian military history little known even in Indian military circles.

Political and Constitutional Development of the Jammu and Kashmir State

Even after the Sikh armies had crossed the Sutluj in December , 1845 , the
leaders at Lahore were far from being united . Lal Singh , the Prime Minister ... 26
Bikram Jit Hasrat , Anglo - Sikh Relations 1799 - 1849 , p . 263 . 27 Mohan
Krishen ...

Author: Ram Krishen Kaul Bhatt

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From the founding of the state in 1846 to the present.

The Journal of Military History

Finally , political challenges from within by the nobility forced the Indian rulers to
go slow with their military reforms . To cap it all , India ' s traditional military ...
Fauja Singh Bajwa , Military System of the Sikhs during the period 17991849 ...

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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

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