"J. S. Grewal's book is an extremely valuable reference work for Sikh and Punjabi history from Guru Nanak's day down to the present." American Historical Review
"This contribution to The New Cambridge History of India provides the most balanced account of the Sikhs of the Punjab. It is certain to become a classic....[A]n example of fine scholarship, reflecting both the author's maturity and his lifetime's work in the field." Pashaura Singh, Pacific Affairs
A revised edition of the original book traces the history of the Sikhs from the time of its founder, Guru Nanak, right up to the present. It offers a comprehensive statement on one of the largest and most important communities in India today.