Author: Sudarshan Singh
Publisher: Singh Brothers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172054297
It is a pioneer work that studies the social life of the people of Punjab, their customs and religious beliefs before the advent of the British rule and the subsequent changes that took place after the annexation of Punjab in 1849.
The land of five rivers being gateway of India had been the meeting-ground of different cultures. Ever since the time immemorial, hordes of different tribes like Greek, Persian, Kushan, Afghan and Mughals etc, had been migrating here. Consequently, the character of the inhabitants of this region had been moulded by the social habits of these tribes with the result that they became a bit more hardworking and enterprising.
This work is primarily based from the various reports of the Punjab Government, like the District Settlement Reports, Districts Gazetteers of Punjab for various districts and Punjab Census Reports, Government Publication (Primary and Secondary) and other secondary sources available on this subject.
1. Social Set-up in Punjab During the Early 19th Century
2. Changes in Punjab Under the British Administration
3. The Religious Beliefs and Customs of the Punjab
4. Socio-Religious Reform Movements in Punjab