Author: A E Barstow
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185557055
This work is a systematic study of the rise of the Sikh power in its historical perspective, giving details of the struggles and vicissitudes, battles and wars of the Sikh rulers against the Moghul authorities as well as the trends of the modern developments of the community.
The book, intended as a Handbook for the Indian Army, highlights the role of the Sikhs in the British and the Indian Army after the Mutiny till the first quarter of the twentieth century.
The book has an added charm and usefulness as it incorporates appendices containing description of the Adi Granth, and Daswan Padshah Ka Granth, rites of initiation into Sikhism, the Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925, the caste system and the Tankha Nama, or restrictions on Sikhs.