Golden Temple and The Punjab Historiography from 1799 to 1923
By Dr. Nazer Singh
First Printed in 2010, this is a first edition book printed by K.K. Publications. It is a hard cover book with dust jacket. Size: 9.5" x 6.5" 210 pages. This is a new book with some scuffing and creases on the dust jacket and corner dings.
This book of articles deals with the British Discovery of Sikhs, their literature and history. Further, it reminds us the Sikh Political success after the occupation of Lahore by Ranjit Singh in 1799. True that the British enquiry was diplomatic and Military during the 18th century. However, the Anglo-Sikh Relations after the fall of Delhi and Hansi into the hands of Company in 1803 and more so the Anglo-Sikh Treaties of January 1806 and April 1809 widened the scope of the enquiry. With Malcolm's work published in 1810, the Punjabi and Sikh writings especially the Bani of the Gurus or its elaborations by the Bhai's such as Gurdass and Mani Singh entered the field under investigation. Sikh History and Religion emerged as a common genre by the middle of the 19th century.