Sunset of the Sikh Empire is the last book of Sita Ram Kohli, edited by Khushwant Singh and published posthumously in 1967. The book provides a detailed history of the ten years between the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the annexation of the Sikh Empire by the British. The author has utilised a huge mass of material pertaining to Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s times - about three lakh folios covering the period of the Lahore Darbar from 1811 to 1849, kept in the tomb of Anarkali at Lahore - and British archival material from the National Archives, New Delhi. Day-to-day events are explained in detail, with dates being cross-referenced from various sources. This classic reissue retains the sanctity of the 1967 edition while giving it a completely new look.
This authoritative work is a primary sourcebook that will appeal to students and scholars of history and colonial studies.