The book covers a period of almost a century from 1849 to 1947, The main contents of this work are: Geography of the Panjab, Panjab at the advent of Britishers, Panjab Under Lawrences, Political history of the Panjab from 1849-1947, North-West Frontier and the British Government, Religious and Political Movements e.g. the Kukas, the Komagata Maru, Jallianwala Bagh, Nankana Holocaust, the Jaito Morcha, Guru-Ka-Bagh, Panja Sahib, and Babar Akalis, Riasti Parja Mandal, the Khaksars, Agrarian Agitations, the Legislation, the Civil Administration, Social and Economic life of the Panjab from time to time, the Singh Sabha, S.G.P.C, the revolutionaries of the Panjab, various riots, Canalisation of the Panjab, the Panjab States with the role of their rulers in the Panjab History, Muzara Movements, the Panjab Civil Code, the provincial autonomy, the Unionist-Ministry, and Partition of the Panjab.
The book is the result of many years of research. In order to make it authentic, the author has consulted almost all the contemporary sources. It is for the first time that this period has been systematically explored in detail.
The book would be of great interest and value for students, research scholars and teachers of Panjab History.
Dr. Bakshish Singh Nijjar, M.A. (History, Persian and Punjabi), Ph.D., is a well-known authority on the history, culture and language of Punjab. He had a long experience of teaching post-graduate classes in History. He was Director of Punjab State Archives. He was also member of Indian Historical Records Commission. He is sub¬editor to the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (Pittsburgh U.S.A) on Sikh History, Religion and Literature.
He has written a large number of books including History of the United Panjab, Panjab Under the Sultans 1000 — 1526, Panjab Under the Great Mughals 1526 — 1707, Panjab Under the Later Mughals 1707 — 1756, Panjab Under the British Rule 1844 — 1947, The Anglo-Sikh Wars 1844 — 1849 , Maharani Jind Kaur, The Indian Panjab 1947—1966, Jawahar Lal Nehru and Jaito Morcha, History of the Babar Akalis 1920 — 1942. He has also contributed more than one hundred Research Articles in leading Journals.