Book written by Pritpal Singh Tuli.

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In May 1710, the Sikhs fought the battle of Sirhind at the site of Chapar Chiri and won against heavy odds under the command of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. This historic victory not only brought to an end tyrannical Mughal rule but also established a four years Sikh rule in Punjab. The Sikhs for the first time became rulers of the land of five rivers and developed a feeling that they (Sikhs) had as much authority to rule as Mohammedans or Afghans. Had we not been divided, we would have achieved much more and much earlier than Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Our division not only broke our dreams but led to ruthless killing of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, his four year to ruthless killing of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, his four year .

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur reached Punjab in 1709 and established his capital at Mukhlisgarh between Nahan and Jagadhri. He attacked Samana and killed Sayyed Jalaludin (the executioner of Guru Tegh Bahadur) his brothers Sashal Beg and Bashal Beg (the executioners of the younger Sahibzadas). Then he raided Sadhaura and took revenge from the Mughal Chief Usman Khan responsible for the death of Pir Budhu Shah and his family. Then marching towards Sirhind, on the way he captured Banur. After that he defeated Subedar of Sirhind Wazir Khan, responsible for the martyrdom of younger Sahibzadas, at the site of Chapar Chiri in May 1710. Wazir Khan was killed in the fierce battle and Sirhind was captured.

Ultimately Baba Ji was captured alongwith more than 700 dedicated Sikhs at Gurdas Nangal, near Gurdaspur, after a siege of months together, followed by division among the community. He was put to inhuman and untold physical and mental torture. He was cut limb by limb and his flesh was torn apart from his body on 9th June 1716. His wife, his five year old son Ajai Singh and about 740 Sikhs were also hacked to death.

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