Punjabi-Language Poets: Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Amrita Pritam, Sangtar, Sultan Bahu, Bulleh Shah, British Punjabi Writers

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 134 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Amrita Pritam, Sangtar, Sultan Bahu, Bulleh Shah, British Punjabi writers, Sultan bahoo lineage, Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, Surjit Paatar, Bhai Vir Singh, Shareef Kunjahi, Nanak Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Pash, Waris Shah, Shah Hussain, Anwar Masood, List of Punjabi language poets, Dhani Ram Chatrik, Rupinderpal Singh Dhillon, Mohan Singh, Manjit Tiwana, Darshan Singh Awara, Shakil Ahmad Shakil, Jangnama, Damodar Das Arora, Abid Tamimi, Shah Sharaf, Bebe Nanaki Ji. Excerpt: Shiv Kumar 'Batalvi' (Punjabi: ) (1936-1973) was a noted Punjabi language poet, who was most known for his romantic poetry, noted for its heightened passion, pathos, separation and lover's agony He became the youngest recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967, given by Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters), for his epic verse play based on the ancient legend of Puran Bhagat, Loona (1965), now considered a masterpiece in modern Punjabi literature, and which also created a new genre, of modern Punjabi kissa. Today, his poetry stands in equal footing, amongst that by stalwarts of modern Punjabi poetry, like Mohan Singh and Amrita Pritam, all of whom are popular on both sides of India-Pakistan border. Shiv Kumar was born in a Saraswat Brahmin family on 23 July 1936 (though a few documents related to him state October 7th, 1937 as his DOB), in village Bara Pind Lohtian, Shakargarh Tehsil, Sialkot District (now in Punjab province, Pakistan), to Pandit Krishan Gopal, village tehsildar in the revenue department, and Shanti Devi, a housewife. In 1947, when he was just 11, his family moved to Batala Gurdaspur district after partition of India, where his father continued his work as a patwari and young Shiv received his primary education. Allegedly, he was a dreamy child, often vanishing for the durati...

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