I was just wondering what all your thoughts were on the 6 volumes of Sikh history by Max Arthur Macauliffe are. Are they reliable? Historically accurate? Im currently reading through the second volume and focusing mostly on the historical chapters rather then his translations of works by the Sikh Gurus. The first volume (Which goes into detail about Guru Nanak Dev Ji) goes into some detail about the sources that he used to publish Volume 1 however as i read volume 2 I notice no citations or explanations of Macauliffe's sources. Also i was a bit confused by some terminology which I hope you all would be able to shed some light on... what does Macauliffe mean by: " the second day of the dark half of the month Kartik", specifically what is meant by the term "Dark half"?