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Writers and Poets

Those who can bring revolution of ideas and bring transformation in the society.

The history tells us that the writers and poets of a country can bring a revolution. The Russian and French revolutions are the best examples of that. In India also, these people aroused the patriotic spirit and emboldened the people to fi ght for their freedom. Th ere has been a good number of Sikh writers and poets also who hold a unique position in the history of Indian literature. Th ose writers have written in Punjabi, Hindi, English and some other Indian languages also. So far our mother tongue Punjabi is concerned. Th e writers like Bhai Veer Singh (great poet), Professor Puran Singh (poet and prose writer), Professor Mohan Singh (poet), S. Gurbux Singh Preetlari (prose and short stories writer), S. Nanak Singh (father of Punjabi novel), Amrita Pritam (poetess), S. Kartar Singh Duggal (versatile writer) and S. Gurdayal Singh (Gyanpeeth winner) are so well known that their works have been translated into other Indian languages. Some Hindi movies have been based on the novels of S. Nanak Singh (e.g. Pavitra Papi). Whereas Amrita Pritam was honoured with Gyanpeeth for her autobiography in 1982. S. Gurdayal Singh has been honoured with this highest literary award in 1999 for his works. S. Kartar Singh Duggal who was a member of Rajya Sabha has written not only in Punjabi but also in Hindi. His famous novel "Ab Na Bason Eh Gaon" (I will live in this village no more) has captured hearts of not only the Indians but also people of Pakistan as both had suff ered the pangs of partition which fi nd expression in this novel. Th e writer has given poetic touches at many places. His following verses touch the very core of heart. Th e eyes on that side are wet Th e eyes on this side are drenched Th e eyelids fl utter and remind Someone remembers someone. Th ere are other Sikh writers also, who have written both in Punjabi and Hindi. Th ey include Dr. Mahip Singh and Dr. Harbhajan Singh. Dr. Mahip Singh was honoured by Savitri Foundation and International Hindi Smiti in October 2002. Dr. Harbhajan Singh was conferred Saraswati Sanman for his work "Rukh Te Rishi" in 1994. Th e second Punjabi writer to get this honour was Dr. Dalip Kaur Tiwana, who was conferred Saraswati award 2001 of K.K. Birla Foundation for her novel 'Katha Kaho Urvashi' (Punjabi) by former Prime Minister I.K. Gujral on August 5, 2002 in New Delhi. Sikhs have also written profusely in English and Urdu. For example, S. Khushwant Singh has always been considered as one of the best Indian writers in English language. His truthful and bold works include his novel "Train to Pakistan", "History of Sikhs" and his autobiography, named "Truth, Love and a little malice". He was recently, again in news when his latest novel namely "Burial at Sea" was released in a function in New Delhi. Th ere have been a good number of Sikhs who wrote in Urdu. S. Rajinder Singh Bedi, a prominent name in fi lm industry as a Producer, Director and Writer was an outstanding writer in Urdu. Th e stories written by him in this language became so prominent (Bhola, Garam Coat) that he came to be recognized as a writer of repute. Whereas he wrote stories for certain well known fi lms like Mirza Ghalib and Anupama, some fi lms were made, based upon his earlier written stories like Ek Chadar Maili Si and Garam Coat. Apart from prose and poetry Sikhs have also excelled in other genres of literature. We have selected some prominent writers and poets of the present day for this category of our role models.

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Dr. Harpal Singh Pannu

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Dr. Inderjeet Singh Gogoani

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Surjit Singh Patar

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Dr. Sarup Singh Alag

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Dr. Sukhpreet Singh

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Padma Sachdev

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Rupi Kaur

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Amardeep Singh

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Ajmer Singh Aulakh

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Samsher S. Sandhu

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Khushbir Singh Shaad

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Kuldeep Singh Dhir

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