The History Of The Zafar-Nāmah Of Guru Gobind Singh
Aurangzeb, Dasam granth, Guru gobind singh, Islamicate, Persian, Sikh scripture, Zafar-namah
Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice
This chapter focusses upon one of the most intriguing documents attributed to the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, the Zafar-namah or Epistle of Victory. Written, apparently, as a response to the Emperor Aurangzeb's treachery in early 1705 the Zafar-namah is one of the few Sikh texts prepared in Persian and included within the controversial Sikh canon, the Dasam Granth. The preparation of this text and its inclusion within Sikh scripture allows us to more fully understand the Islamicate background of the Sikh tradition.
Department of History
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Fenech, Louis E., "The History Of The Zafar-Nāmah Of Guru Gobind Singh" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1744.