Lal Chand

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LAL CHAND, a confectioner turned warrior, won praise from Guru Gobind Singh for his feats in the battle of Bhangani (1688). Thus does the Guru eulogize him in his Bachitra Natak, "Wrathful became Lal Chand. His face turned red, he humbled the pride of many a lion (i.e. enemy stalwarts)." A contemporary poet Sainapati, in his brief encomium to Lal Chand in his Sri GurSobha, likens the intensity of the latter's fighting to "a peasant harvesting his crop," or [a volunteer] "ladling out curry [during a feast]."


1. Bachitra Natak

2. Senapati, Kavi, Sn Gur Sobha. ed. Ganda Singh. Paliala, 1980

3. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35

4. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909