18th Century Western Perspective of the Sikhs and Their Scripture
By Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon
This is a 2013 reprint by Isha Books, India. It is a hardcover new book. 10" x 7.5" 20 pages
This slim hardcover book is a fine printing of a scholarly paper written by Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. It addresses the written observations of Father Jerome Xavier in 1606 of the martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev and the letter of 1716 from John Surman about the martyrdom of Banda Singh Bahadur.
Although I appreciate the paper, it leaves me yearning for more detailed information about these two historic letters. I much prefer Ganda Singh's "Early European Accounts of the Sikhs".
Please note that this books is only 20 pages long.