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Empire of The Sikhs December 22, 2008

Posted by simarprit in : Uncategorized , trackback

Empire of  The Sikhs, The Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Patwant Singh and Jyoti Rai makes an exceptional read. The book, to me belongs to three distinct categories and would attract selective readers from each. Sikhs, Historians and Wisdom Seekers. The last category of readers this book is aimed at entices me the most. I had picked it up for the first reason, but half way through the book – I concluded that I am reading it because of the third. Wisdom in any English is good, but wisdom punctuated and corrected to the closest synonym makes for an interesting reading.

I am not much of a student of History, but Sikh History for obvious reasons is close to my heart. On one side I believe that Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the Sikh Empire have not earned their rightful place in the World History, on the other side I believe Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s over expansionist reign reflected and sowed seeds for the collapse of The Empire he created within few years.

I have signed copies by the author available with me for free distribution. The book has been adopted by the G.K. Saberwal Foundation as the subject was close to our mother. The foundation carries the tasks, views and objectives which were close to her heart. 

The signed copies can be currently picked from New Delhi, the arrangements are being made for their availability at San Jose CA.



Maharaja Ranjit Singh is also known as the Lion of Punjab.


1. Jodha - December 22, 2008


How can I arrange to get a copy of the rather intriguing book?

2. simarprit - December 24, 2008

Where are you based. The free copies of the book are currently available from San Jose CA, and in a few cities in India (Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai, Bhopal, Kolkata)

3. simarprit - December 24, 2008

Where are you based? The free copies of the book are currently available from San Jose CA, and in a few cities in India (Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai, Bhopal, Kolkata)

4. Dr. Nayyar Hashmey - June 28, 2009

Maharajah Ranjit Singh was a son of Punjab who was benevolent to all his people, without much consideration for their color, caste and creed. He established an empire where all the major religious communities of Northern part of the subcontinent were equally representated.

And his interest for Sikhism is amply manifest in beautiful Gurdwaras found all over Pakistan.

Though history has never been my forte,yet having a strong interest in Punjab History (which doesn’t get complete without Sikh history of Punjab) I would love to have a signed copy of the book on the Lion of Punjab.

Am based in Lahore, Pakistan and wonder wether I can get it here from you.

Nayyar Hashmey