Shiromani Akali Dal During 1925-1937: Transition from Religious Reformist Movement to A Sikh Political Party

Authors

  • Nayyer Abbas Assistant Professor, Institute of History, Government College University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Wazir Ali M. Phil Scholar, Institute of History, Government College University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-III)55

Keywords:

Political Party, Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal, Sikh, Transition

Abstract

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) began as a religious organisation during the Gurdwara Reform Movement (GRM) and gradually evolved into a leading political organisation, as its leadership played a significant role in Punjab politics. This article focuses on the response of the leadership of SAD in this transition and their active role to safeguard the religio-political interests of the Sikh community. This is a vast field of study within the Indian colonial political context. However, this study is mainly focused on the transition that occurred within the Akali Dal from a religious organisation to a political party to achieve its objectives, specifically, separate Sikh identity, and Sikhs' representation in the national politics of colonial India.

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Published

2022-09-30

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How to Cite

Abbas, N., & Ali, W. (2022). Shiromani Akali Dal During 1925-1937: Transition from Religious Reformist Movement to A Sikh Political Party. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(3), 629–638. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-III)55