Sirhind, during the Mughal period, was the largest city situated in the midst of the Lahore-Delhi Highway. Even before that the antiquity of the city is traceable to the beginning of the Christian era. But it reached the zenith of its glory during the seventeenth century when it became one the most prosperous cities of the Mughal Empire. Its splendor is often described by the chroniclers and travelers of the period.
The work is dividing into two parts. The first part comprises three chapters. The first chapter provides a general history of the town recording the known historical events in a chronological order. The next chapter is a bio-bibliographical survey of the saints (Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi and others) and ulema of the town. The scholars of other fields, poets, calligraphers etc. from the subject matter of the third chapter. The works is illustrated with 21 colour photographs, 120 b/w photographs along with 49 maps, ground plans, section drawings and isometric views.
Table of Contents:
- Historical Perspective
- Saints and Ulema of Sirhind
- Poets, Historians, Scholars of Arts and Medicine, Calligraphers and Scribes
- Building Materials, Techniques and Elements of Decoration
- Gardens and other Secular Monuments
- Extinct Monuments