History of the Indian subcontinent goes back to the ancient times. It is so diverse that you will be truly amazed to find out how different communities, religions and traditions prospered over a period of time. Today, our country is known for unity in diversity. It is sometimes unthinkable how a nation with so many diverse languages and traditions are living together in harmony. Like the emergence of every other religious community in India, the Sikh Empire History is also equally fascinating. Many of us wouldn’t be even aware about Sikh history or how they grew in power and how Sikh empire came into existence. Most of us would know that the Arab invasions and Mughal Empire led to the spread of Islam in India. There were other Hindu kings and emperors like Shivaji and Maharana Pratap who protected Hinduism, but do you know about the history of Sikh?
Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the first Guru of Sikhs who lived in the fifteenth century in the Punjab region. Guru Gobind Singh was the one who formalised religious practices on 13th April 1699. Five people were baptised to form Khalsa which is 300 years old. The Mughals were always in conflict with Sikhs and many prominent Gurus were killed by the Mughals for not accepting Islam. A military was formed and the Sikh Empire came into existence under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The Sikh Empire included Kahsmir, Ladakh and Peshawar as well. Commander in Chief Hari Sing Nalwa extended the boundary of the Sikh Empire to almost Khyber Pass. The Sikh empire History is known for its innovative military, economic and government reforms. Before the partition of India in 1947, Sikh History saw a lot of bloodshed due to the communal violence between the Sikhs and Muslims. This is just an overview, there is a lot more to learn about history of Sikh.