It was written by an Arya Samaji, Pt. Chamupati in 1924, but the name was never revealed by the publisher Rajpal in Lahore. On the basis of Muslim complaints Rajpal was arrested but acquitted in April, 1929, by a Christian Judge of the Lahore High Court after a five years trial. After several unsuccessful attempts to kill him, he was stabbed to death by a young man Ilam Din on April 6, 1929. The killer was hanged but was hailed as a martyr, and is now accorded the title of Ghazi.
Originally written in Urdu, it has been translated in Hindi and English, but remains banned in South Asia.