Originally Posted by aad0002
Where did you find/buy/get the book? I would try to read it and be part of a discussion. I cannot promise intelligent discussion
-- McLoed is not someone who is easy for some of us to read in a quiet detached way
We could try!
I'm no big fan of McLeod myself. I try and detach myself and remember that he is essentially writing from a sceptical western perspective and may have some innate fear of Sikhism driving his attacks on fundamental beliefs.
The book is on amazon (i'm presuming your in the states): Amazon.com: Prem Sumarag: The Testimony of a Sanatan Sikh: W. H. McLeod: Books
Better you get it from a library.
I must confess that I did find aspects of it fascinating. Personally I'm guessing it is from the latter part of the 18th century at earliest. Also I don't think it represents a common Khalsa soldiers perspective. But its subject matter (especially the bit on statecraft) is fascinating. I know some people think it is a modern forgery.