The book has been compiled partly from native manuscripts and partly from information collected from Sikh Sardar's and European officer's in Sikh services; but mainly from the note's of captain Gardener of Sikh artillery who brought to light the intrigues of the Jammu family and proved that the Dogra chief were at the bottom of Kabul insurrection.
The book begins with a chapter on the history of Ranjeet Singh family. The author has made us believe that Sher Singh who was considered the Louis Phillipe of Lahore "The king of the People" was not the real son of Ranjeet Singh as he was passed on along with Tara Singh as twin sons of Metab Kaur, one of the two wives of Ranjeet Singh by Suda Kaur mother of Mehtab Kaur. Actually it was Dehan Singh, a sejanus to Ranjeet Singh who placed Sher Singh on the throne to destroy him knowing that he was too ambitious and too powerful to be passed over, forthey both had arranged matter even before the death of Ranjeet Singh. Still Lahore was in safe hand as it was during the regime of Ranjeet Singh.
The work also includes the history of the Dogra family and their intiquities with which but few people are acquainted; that how the British Government entered into treaty with Gulab Singh who all his life cried "The Sikhs are coming" unless they came and conquered and at last it was discovered that Sikhs were brave men and good soldiers.