About the Author/sDr. Bakshish Singh Nijjar, M.A., Ph.D., is a known scholar of Punjabi, Urdu and Persian. He taught Punjabi, Urdu and Persian in different colleges of Punjab for a long period. 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 Heer Waris Shah (edited and annotated), 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, Manarani 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.