Just finished reading a wonderful book, anybody who wants to know what life was in Punjab in around 1606-1809, must read this book.
In 1812, Sir John Malcom, a Lieutenant General in the British Army wrote “A Sketch of the Sikhs,“ commonly believed to be the first account of the Sikhs written by a non-Sikh. In truth, soldiers, travelers, diplomats, missionaries, and scholars had provided accounts for many years before that. Drawing on this difficult-to-find material, the editors of this volume have compiled a unique source that offers a fascinating insight into the early developments in Sikh history. From the first ever written accounts of the Sikhs by Persian chroniclers of the Moghul Emperor to the travel diary of an Englishwoman, this volume contains material invaluable to those studying the evolution of the Sikh religion.