Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bhagat Singh and his Legend (ed) J.S. Grewal

Bhagat Singh is perhaps India's best known revolutionary. For long, he was just seen as a man with a gun in his hand but now slowly people are awakening to the fact that he was a voracious reader and an intelligent thinker who thought deep about the ailments that plagued Indian society.

This book is an anthology of essays regarding various viewpoints on/ of Bhagat Singh. The section that I liked best was where his portrayal in different literatures of India viz. Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, and Punjabi is detailed. Now if only I can find translations of the Gujarati and Marathi texts....


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First Line: This book consists of four segments.

Pub. Details: ,Patiala: World Punjabi Centre, 2008.

Pages: 280

Source: CL 52709 

3 comments:

  1. Sounds really interesting, Neeru. I always think that the better we understand people who shaped history, the better we understand that history.

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  2. "I always think that the better we understand people who shaped history, the better we understand that history." What a profound statement Margot. I am surely going to quote it.

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  3. Couldn't find this book at our library but found another one "The Sikhs of Punjab" by Grewal.

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