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2) Discuss the legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his contributions to the Sikh community.(250 words)

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2) Discuss the legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his contributions to the Sikh community.(250 words)

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Why this question: 

The question is straightforward and is about discussing the contributions of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. On Thursday, a statue of Ranjit Singh, who ruled Punjab for almost four decades (1801-39), was inaugurated in Lahore. June 27 is his death anniversary.

Demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his contributions to the Sikh community.

Directive word: 

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction

Start with brief introduction on Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Body

Explain the following aspects – Ranjit Singh was born on November 13, 1780 in Gujranwala, now in Pakistan. At that time, Punjab was ruled by powerful chieftains who had divided the territory into Misls. Ranjit Singh overthrew the warring Misls and established a unified Sikh empire after he conquered Lahore in 1799.

Then explain the contributions of him to Sikh community.

Conclusion 

Conclude by reasserting the contributions and significance of the same.

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