Printed in 1976, this is the first edition of the paperback published by Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar. It is a hard cover book of 228 pages in used, good condition Size: 8.5" x 5.5" Dust jacket is torn and owners name is written in the front.
This volume presents translations of all major Persian sources of Sikh history upto 1765, when Sikh power was established over the Punjab, and is a part of the research and publication program of the Indian History Congress to commemorate the tercentenary of the Khalsa. These sources offer details that are not otherwise available, and richly supplement the information preserved in the Punjabi (Gurmukhi) traditions.
Yet until now, most of the Persian texts translated here have not been available in English; the translations given here thus meet a long-felt need. Translation work has been done by the Aligarh Historians Society, with much care exercised to preserve accuracy and provide adequate annotation. One of the two editors, Professor J S Grewal has contributed an introduction critically assessing the value of these texts for reconstructing Sikh history. Professor Irfan Habib organized the work of translation, having himself rendered a number of the texts into English for this volume.