This is another false presumption propagated by Jasbir Singh Mann, a self-promoted expert on Sri Dasam Granth. As stated above the Granth was created by Guru Gobind Singh Ji for the Khalsa, this was the same Granth which gave the Khalsa a sense of Raj-niti. This was the same Granth which Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who created the first Sikh empire, read and whose armies carried with them together with the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. At the same time the Akalis, whose leader was Akali Phula Singh, were in-charge of the Akal Takht where both Granths were present. So the idea that the British would use the same Granth (that gave the Khalsa a sense of statehood) as a political tool makes no sense. If anything it was the British, under Dr Trump’s translations, that started creating confusion among the Sikhs by showing that the Sikh Granths were inferior to the Christian Bible. He also started labeling both Granths as something which contained Hindu idioms.
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