Banda Bahadur remains one of the most enigmatic and hence fascinating characters in Sikh history. On the one hand, there is a perception based on contemporary Muslim writers which makes him out to be a bloodthirsty savage. On the other hand is the perception based on grandmothers tales which idolizes him as a saint. One is left wondering as to who the real Banda Bahadur was. This historical novel seeks to bring him alive as a flesh and blood character.