Due to the criticalsituation in Punjab, a number of socio-religious reform movements emerged in Punjab during 1849 to 1900 AD. The brave and valiant Punjabi fighters were engaged in wars for many centuries. After the consolidation of the English rule, a political peace was established in Punjab. To develop Punjab socially, a number of peaceful reform movements emerged. With the advent of the English in Punjab, the Punjabi people not only got acquainted with the western ideas, the western ideology had immense influence upon them. Due to the spread of education by the English Government, a special passion emerged in Punjab. This resulted in the beginning of a number of reform movements. Some of these reform movements emerged out of Punjab itself and some others came from other provinces of India .
Key words: namdhari,panjab