This work (1914) is among the earlier on Sikh history (1469-1849) and Sikh philosophy. What distinguishes it from the earlier works on this subject is the Sikh perspective and its combination scholarship and well–thought out observations. The clarity of understanding, simplicity of expression and chronology of events makes it highly informative and interpretative. Biographical details about Sikh Gurus and eminent Sikh warriors in part 1 provides a historical perspective to the work. It is a compendium of Sikh philosophy, Sikh history and historical Sikh personages.