Author: G Carmichael SmythPublisher: National Book shopYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 199ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171163068
This book has been compiled partly from native manuscripts, and partly from information collected from Sikh Sirdars, and European officers in Maharaja Ranjit Singh's service; but chiefly from the notes of a Captain Garner of the Sikh Artillery, who supplied important information to the British Government.This book was originally published under the title 'A History of the Reigning Family of Lahore' in 1847 just after the Anglo-Sikh wars and annexation of Punjab by the British thus bringing to close the Sikh Raj that was established by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1801. To prepare this book, the editor had consulted notes fed by the British intelligence network.Among the principal intelligence gatherers for the British was one Col. Gardner, an American, who was the head of Ranjit Singh's artillery. The other who worked with British intelligence were the European officers of the Maharaja. The editor also consulted native manuscripts and writings to prepare this book. He also had interaction with Sikh Sardars to check and recheck the information he got from other sources. Therefore this book has the recommendation of being highly authentic, and highly interesting. As the writer was so close to the times he wrote about, the book should be considered an eye-witness account of the events taking place at the Khalsa Durbar.
PrefaceIntroductionHistory of Ranjit Singh's FamilyEarly History of Ranjit SinghSecret History of Lahore DurbarThe Siege of Lahore by Sher SinghGulab Singh and AfghanistanMurder of Jawalla Singh and of Rani Chand KaurThe Assassination of Sher Singh and Dhian SinghPunishment of the MurdersThe Wazarat of Hira SinghThe Expedition of JammuThe Murder of Peshora SinghDeath of Jawahir SinghRaja Lall Singh and the Slave-Girl MungelaThe War with the British Phula Singh the AkaliThe Mutiny in KashmirFatteh Khan TewanahBibliographyIndex