Coming Soon


We are proud to announce that the New and Revised Edition of the highly acclaimed SIKHS IN BRITAIN will be published by Coronet House this year, and will be available for general sale in December 2011.

SIKHS IN BRITAIN was one of Peter Bance's best selling titles and has been out of print since 2007. The new edition will be updated and have colour photographs as well as some unseen vintage photography of early British Sikhs. Watch this space for more details...

OUT NOW: KHALSA JATHA BRITISH ISLES 1908-2008, by S. Paul, A Sidhu & P.Bance

(Review in The Times, 23 November 2008)


The book covers the Jatha's founding by a group of Sikh students in Cambridge in 1908, with their continuous efforts and persistence to take on a lease of a Central London located house in Putney with the assistance of the Maharajah of Patiala to establish a Gurdwara in the metropolis of London. Showing the inter-war years, the contribution of early migrant Sikhs, famous visitors and contributors, expanding to larger purpose built building in the 1960's to becoming Britain's benchmark Gurdwara. Illustrated with around 50 photographs to compliment the extensive research of Khalsa Jatha's one hundred year history. Published to coincide not only with the Khalsa Jatha 100 years anniversary, but also the 300th anniversary of the Installation of the Guru Granth Sahib, will appeal to Sikhs worldwide, and other's interested in the multicultural history and religions of Britain.

The foreword was kindly written by Capt Amarinder Singh, the present of Maharaja of Patiala, whose father genorously towards the purchase of the original premises of Khalsa Jatha and who conducted the opening ceremony.

We were honoured to have been part of the designing and editing of this historic book, and wish Khalsa Jatha every success for their next 100 years.

Khalsa Jatha Britsih Isles 1908-2008 is available at all good bookshops, and online from Coronet House and Amazon books.

ISBN: 978-0956058607