CONTENTS:- 1. Guru Arjan Dev in Western Historical Writing 2. Revelation of the Khalsa in Mehma Parkash Vartak 3. Eighteenth Century Sikh Traditions 4. Western Writing on Banda Singh Bahadur 5. Sikh Muslims Relations during the Late eighteenth Century 6. Jassa Singh Ahluwalia's Relations with Bharatpur State 7. Western Perceptions of Sri Harimandir Sahib during the Nineteenth Century 8. Western Perspective of the Sikh Scripture 9. The Kingdom of Lahore in the 1830s 10. Maharaja Ranjit singh rule Western Perception 11. Charles Masson's Account of the Sikhs 12. John Malcolm's Perceptions of the Sikh Scripture 13. Early Nineteenth Century Punjabi Society in European Travel Literature 14. Liberation of Sri Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran 15. The First Martyr of Gurdwara Reform Movement 16. Gurdwara Shahidganj Lahore
This book contains in all sixteen Essays relating to the History of the Punjab. The book deals with some very valuable issues like Guru Arjun Dev's place in Western Historical writings; Khalsa's significance as depicted in Mehma Parkash Vartak; Sikh traditions of Eighteenth Century, Western writings on Banda Singh Bahadur Late Eighteenth Century-Sikh-Muslim Relations; Western Perception of Sri Harimandir Sahib and Western perspective of the Sikh Scripture; this book also deals with different aspects relating to Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his time. Punjabi Society in the Early nineteenth Century, the first martyr of Gurdwaras Reform Movement and the Liberation of Sri Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran and other aspects which make the book rich and important work of the author. In this book reader's will find reinterpretation of these issues which throw ample light on the various characteristics of the history of Sikhs in particular and Punjab in general.