How come Sikhs were willing to die rather than become Muslims but yet become slaves of the British Although yes, the Sikhs did fight for a just cause, WW1 & WW2, what happened to the Lion never wanting to be tamed? The moghuls tried it but the Sikhs accepted death but then the British came and then some how the ability to fight to the death vanaished I mean, is it possible that this happened becuase of a change in leadership? For example during Guru Gobind Singh Ji's time he set the exmple though even his brave young sons willing to fight rather than give in to Islam which set an example for all others to follow such as Banda Singh Bahadur. Then comes the time of Ranjit Singh and then what exactly happened that caused the Singhs to quickly mingle with British. In previous war Sikhs kept on fight on the run and even when they had to live of the bark of trees with only a few Singhs left. Did the Singhs (warriors) get bored sitting around so the British said okay you can go and play in the fields of Germany?