dalsingh101 Posted July 15, 2013 Report Share Posted July 15, 2013 I was flicking through an old book by Kapur Singh called 'Parasaraprasna' (first published in 1959) and came across the following on page 33 of the eversion on the sikhbookclub website. One Sohan Lal Suri was an official in the secretariat of Maharaja RanjIt Singh, employed as the royal historiographer. He has left a comprehensive history of the Sikhs, called the Umdat-ut- Ta warlkh. It was subsequently published in five volumes by the British rulers of the Punjab in the nineties of the last century. Incidentally, as it now appears, this Sohan Lal Surl was, throughout, a secret paid agent of the Hon'ble East India Company, with their headquarters at Calcutta, receiving a high regular salarium of Rupees one hundred and twenty five per mensem, which at the annexation of the Punjab, was commuted into a pension, "eternal, to continue generation after generation", but which eventually terminated when Punjab was partitioned in 1947. Maybe it shouldn't be such a surprise that the British had spies right at the heart of the Sikh court? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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