The Punjabi Bible, nearly complete, issued first in 1815, had become so popular by 1820 as to lead Carey to report of the Sikhs that no one of the nations of India had discovered a stronger desire for the Scriptures than this hardy race [Sikhs]. At Amritsar and Lahore "the book of Jesus is spoken of, is read, and has caused a considerable stir in the minds of the people."
A Thug, asked how he could have committed so many murders, pointed to it and said, “If I had had this book I could not have done it."
The seeds of destruction for the Sikhs had been sown.
Gurinder Singh Mann is author and Sikh Historian. His project with the PCA showcased the first English translations of the Sikhs. He is working on a book looking at the British and the Sikhs.