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Dr. Ganda Singh (15 Nov 1900- 27 Dec 1987) was born in Haryana, Panjab. He was an astute and reputable historian and researcher who received many awards and acknowledgments for his scholarly contributions.

Dr. Ganda Singh (15 Nov 1900- 27 Dec 1987) was born in Haryana, Panjab. He was an astute and reputable historian and researcher who received many awards and acknowledgments for his scholarly contributions.

Dr. Ganda Singh was the head of the Sikh History Research department at Khalsa College, Amritsar, until 1949. In 1949, he was appointed Director of Archives and Curator of Museum under the Government of Patiala and East Punjab States Union. In 1950 he received the additional charge of Director of the Punjabi Department. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from Punjab University, Chandigarh, in 1954, where he wrote his thesis on Ahmad Shah Durrani, an Afghan King, and warlord.

Among his many achievements, he was honored with a Padma Bhushan award in 1984 and two honorary degrees awarded by the Aligharh Muslim University in 1964. The Punjab Government invested him with an award for Literature in 1963. Dr. Ganda Singh successfully authored many books, research articles, and formal proceedings from the Indian History Congress.

Fluent in both Punjabi and English, Dr. Ganda Singh wrote and edited extensive amounts of literature on Sikh history. Dr. Ganda Singh was an outstanding scholar and his contributions continue to serve and support Sikh scholarly endeavors today, whether it be in the homeland or across the Diaspora.  

Some of his most prominent works include:

Research Papers / Articles / Books in English

Proceedings of The Indian Historical Records Commission

The Persian Akhbars in The Alienation Office, Poona (Vol. 16, 1939)

Some New Light on the Treaty of Bhyrowal (December 16, 1846) thrown by the private letters of Sir Henry Hardinge (Vol. 17, 1940)

Nanak Panthis or The Sikhs and Sikhism of the 17th Century (Vol. 19(2); August 1940; pp 195-219)

Last Days of Guru Gobind Singh (Vol. 20(1); April 1941; pp 120-32)

Akhbarat-I-Lahaur-o-Multan (Vol. 21 December 1944)

The Punjab News in the Akhbar-I-Darbar-I-Mualla (Vol. 24, February 1948)

The Journal of Indian History

Some Correspondence of Maharaja Duleep Singh (Vol. 27(1); April 1949; pp 1-23)

The Origin of the Hindu-Sikh Tension in The Punjab (Vol. 39(1); April 1961; pp 119-23)

Three Letters of Maharani Jind Kaur (Vol. 42(1); April 1964; pp 265-80)

Social and Religious Movements in the Punjab in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Dr. S.P. Sen (Ed.) Dr. Ganda Singh (Author)

Books in Panjabi

A Brief Account Of The Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh's Death at Nanded - An Examination Of Succession Theories

A Diary Of The Partition Days 1947, The Panjab in 1839-40: Selections from the Punjab Akhbars

Guru Gobind Singh Ji di Bani Vich Karam-Yog; January 1997

History of The Gurdwara Shahidganj, Lahore, From its Origin To November 1935 Compiled From Original Sources, Judicial Records and Contemporary Materials

Importance Of Hair And Turban To The Sikhs - Dr. Ganda Singh Tract No. 396,

Some Confidential Papers of The Akali Movement

Kukian di Vithya Vol.1, Afghanistan da Safar, Amarnama (Pharsi Mool, Panjabi Utara tey Arth) Dr. Ganda Singh (Ed.)

Life of Banda Singh Bahadur Based on Contemporary and Original Records

Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence (History of the Freedom Movement in the Punjab Volume III)

Punjab Intelligence, etc. preserved in the National Archives of India, New Delhi

The Indian Mutiny of 1857 and the Sikhs

The Sikhs and Their Religion, Bhagat Lakshman Singh Autobiography - Dr. Ganda Singh (Edited and Annotated), Dr. Ganda Singh Memorial Trust, Gurmat Parkash, SGPC, Amritsar.

Bibliographies

A Bibliography of Patiala and East Panjab States Union

Bibliography Of Sikh Religious And Historical Literature

Guru Nanak's Works: A Bibliography

The National Bibliography of Indian Literature (1901-1953) Vol. 3 (Panjabi)

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