J. S. Grewal
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Grewal in 1998
Born1927
Died (aged 95)
Chandigarh, India
Occupation
  • Writer, historian, scholar
AwardsPadma Shri (2005)
Academic background
Academic work
DisciplineSikh history
Institutions

Jagtar Singh Grewal (1927 – 11 August 2022)[1] was an Indian writer, historian, scholar, and a vice-chancellor of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU).[2] After securing his Ph.D. and DLitt from London, he joined the GNDU, where he founded the Department of History.[3] He was the first Dean of the Academic Affairs of the University and was a former member of faculty at the Panjab University, Chandigarh. After his superannuation from GNDU in 1984, he joined the Indian Institute of Advanced Study as its director.[3]

Grewal was a member of the Religious Advisory Council of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation[2] and the head of the Institute of Punjab Studies, Chandigarh.[4] He had published several articles[4] and books on Sikh history[5] and is considered by many as a scholar on the subject.[3] Contesting Interpretations of the Sikh Tradition,[6] The Sikhs of the Punjab,[7] Sikh Ideology, Polity and Social Order,[8] Social and Cultural History of the Punjab,[9] Maharja Ranjit Singh: Polity, Economy and Society,[10] Kinship and State Formation,[11] The Sikhs: Ideology, Institutions, and Identity,[12] Guru Nanak in History[13] and Historical Writings on the Sikhs (1784–2011)[14] are some of his notable works and his researches have been subjected to studies on academic level.[15] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2005, for his contributions to Indian literature.[16]

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  1. ^ "Historian Grewal passes away". The Tribune. 11 August 2022. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Religious Advisory Council". Tony Blair Faith Foundation. 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Vice Chancellors of Guru Nanak Dev University". Guru Nanak Dev University. 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b L. S. Bhat (1999). Geography in India: Selected Themes. Pearson Education India. pp. 99 of 307. ISBN 9788131726648.
  5. ^ "Amazon profile". Amazon. 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  6. ^ J. S. Grewal (1998). Contesting Interpretations of the Sikh Tradition. Manohar Publishers. p. 315. ISBN 9788173042553.
  7. ^ J. S. Grewal (1998). The Sikhs of the Punjab. Cambridge University Press. pp. 308. ISBN 9780521637640.
  8. ^ J. S. Grewal (2007). Sikh Ideology, Polity and Social Order. Manohar Publishers. p. 303. ISBN 9788173047374.
  9. ^ J. S. Grewal (2004). Social and Cultural History of the Punjab. Manohar Publishers. p. 185. ISBN 9788173045653.
  10. ^ J. S. Grewal (2001). Maharja Ranjit Singh: Polity, Economy and Society. Guru Nanak Dev University. p. 112. ISBN 9788177700268.
  11. ^ J. S. Grewal, Veena Sachdeva (2007). Kinship and State Formation. Manohar Publishers. p. 112. ISBN 9788173047183.
  12. ^ J. S. Grewal (2009). The Sikhs: Ideology, Institutions, and Identity. Oxford University Press India. p. 400. ISBN 9780195694949.
  13. ^ J. S. Grewal (1969). Guru Nanak in History. Punjab University Press. p. 348.
  14. ^ J. S. Grewal (2012). Historical Writings on the Sikhs (1784–2011). SAB. ASIN B00A3K71R2.
  15. ^ Indu Banga. "J.S. Grewal on Sikh History, Historiography and Recent Debates" (PDF). Institute of Punjab Studies, Chandigarh: 301–326.
  16. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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