"Sikhs, Swamis, Students and Spies" is a fascinating history of the India lobby in America in the Indian pre-independence era, a little known chapter in the history of modern India. It documents the travails of early Indian migrants to North America and Canada from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of World War II. It captures their prolonged struggle for obtaining civil rights, and promoting the cause of India's freedom beyond the borders of the subcontinent. Based on literature and insights dispersed in not-easily-accessible sources, "Sikhs, Swamis, Students and Spies" is punctuated with narratives and also provides biographical sketches of the key players, both Indian and American. It examines their role in the origin and development of the India lobby in the United States and Canada, highlighting the community's journey from the beginnings of politicization to the height of political lobbying during World War II.