Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Defence of Europe by Sikh Soldiers in the World Wars
It is a history of the highly significant contribution of Sikh soldiers during both of the Wrold Wars.
His book contains new, groundbreaking research which explores how an alliance with Britain was able to allow Sikhism to spread globally and for Sikhs to step forward as global partners, points out the author.
He begins his work with the exploration of the Sikh revolt against the Mughal Empire.
He showed how this revolutionary movement was able ot show that Sikhs were against the religion of Islam and how Sikhism stood for the key principles of human rights and liberty and freedom for everyone.
It shows how, after first fighting with the British the two warring sides came to realise that the two cultures had many things in common.
Chowdhry points out in his book that the common ground developed into a strong and abiding loyalty. This book points out that the strong bond that developed became a loyal force that gave the British access to the superb fighting abilities of the Sikhs during the two Word Wars.
Chowdhry argues, cogently, that it is the duty of all Sikhs,inspired as they are, by deep-rooted principles of justice and equality to, no matter where they live in the modern world, to become involved in mainstream politics and social matters.
The book is published by Matador at £19.99.
It is a very important book that should be owned by every Sikh and all those who are interested in Indian history and in the history of the two World Wars.