Q. Is there any evidence that shows that British introduced Dasam Granth to strip the Sikhs of the spirit of independence and warfare?

This is another baseless claim that Jasbir Singh Mann started some years ago, without any hard historical evidence. If the British aimed at stripping the Sikhs of their military might they would have rather wanted the Sikhs not to read and revere Sri Dasam Granth which clearly contains the Bir Ras banee. Sri Dasam Granth also has details of the wars which Guru Gobind Singh Sahib fought, and elevated the weapons to the same level as the embodiment of Akal Purakh. Hence by giving a detailed description of weapons and their usage and warning the Khalsa of the moral challenges it might face, Sri Dasam Granth prepares the Khalsa for warfare, both physically and mentally.

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