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execution of Gurū Tegh Bahādur (11 November 1675) 

A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

Pashaura Singh

There are competing narratives about Gurū *Tegh Bahādur’s activities and arrest in 1675. The dominant Sikh view, based on a near-contemporary source, attributes it to the Gurū’s intercession on behalf of a group of Kashmiri Brahmins threatened with conversion to Islam by the oppressive policies of Emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658‒1707). A minority opinion states that the Gurū’s rival, ... ...

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