Which of the following statements are true in regards to the Singh Sabha Movement?

1.    A Sikh movement that began in Punjab in the 1870s

2.    Akali movements started after this movement

3.    Aim was to restore sikhism to its pristine glory

A 1 only Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B 1 & 2 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C 2 & 3 Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D All Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The Singh Sabha Movement was a Sikh movement that began in Punjab in the 1870s in reaction to the proselytising activities of Christians, Brahmo Samajis, Arya Samaj, Muslim Aligarh movement and Ahmadiyah. This movement was organised in an era when Sikh Empire had been dissolved and annexed by the colonial British, Khalsa had lost its prestige, and mainstream Sikhs were rapidly converting to other religions. The movement's aims were to "propagate the true Sikh religion and restore Sikhism to its pristine glory; to write and distribute historical and religious books of Sikhs; to propagate Gurmukhi Punjabi through magazines and media". It was helped by the missionaries’ activities of Mohammadens and Christians. It grew out of nowhere to become a founding father of the current SGPC and Akali party.

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