by Rattan Singh Bhangoo; Translated by Prof Kulwant Singh
First written in 1841, this version is translated and published by the Institute of Sikh Studies in 2006. This is a new, hardcover book with dust cover. Although brand new, here is minor damage to the spine of the book and corner dings - life in India is hard on books! Size: 10" x 7.5". Pages: 527
The highly respected Itihasik granth "Sri Gur Panth Prakash", also known as "Prachin Panth Prakash", is a treasure chest of Sikh history. Its author, Rattan Singh Bhangu, came from a lineage of Sikh warriors, and had first hand knowledge on many historical issues. Rattan Singh's grandfather was the renowned shaheed singh Bhai Mehtab Singh ji, who beheaded Massa Rangar for the desecration of the Harimandir Sahib. (This story is covered in Vol. 2)
This is an English translation of Sri Guru Panth Prakash , a primary historical chronicle throwing light on the evolution of the Khalsa Panth. Originally written in vernacular Punjabi verse and with 170 episodes, the book presents espisode 1- 81, detailing the glorious history of the Sikhs from 1675 to 1775. It deals with memorable events in Sikh history including execution of Guru Tegh Bahadur, creation of the Khalsa Panth at Anandpur Sahib, dynasties of noted Sikhs, origin of sects like the Gangushahian sect and battles involving Sikh warriors. It gives great details Sikh warriors like Banda Singh Bahadur, and other shaheed singhs.