Punjab: From Aurangzeb to Mountbatten

Mon 30 November 2020 by Thejaswi Puthraya

It's a well known fact in India that Punjab was the eastern-most province of India that had to be protected from external aggressions lie from the time of Alexander to Nadir Shah.

But very little is known of Punjab after the decay of the Mughal empire. This book by Rajmohan Gandhi is an effort to address this shortcoming. The book details the various principalities of Punjab and how they coalesced under the Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Treachery brought down this empire and the English swept in thereafter.

Well after the English took over most of the country, Punjab still remained on the forefront by gifting leaders like Lala Lajput Rai, Bhagath Singh and others to the freedom struggle.