Author: Sant Singh SekhonTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Tejwant Singh GillPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 562ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126028429
History and Drama share an interesting relationship. While arguably every dramatic piece has a historical backdrop, history is imbued with dramatic elements in every epoch. The historical plays of Sant Singh Sekhon bring these two forms together with great verve. New light is thrown upon legendary characters such as Waris Shah and Guru Gobind Singh to bring out dramatic new interpretations of Sikh History. The book also makes for interesting reading due to the various questions asked by Sekhon about the interaction between Gurbani and Sufism and how socialist reorientation could have revived the glory of Punjab. An eminent Punjabi writer of the Twentieth century, Sant Singh Sekhon (1908-97) excelled in most literary genres – Drama, Fiction and Prose alike. He was also the founder of critical theory and literary criticism in Punjabi Literature. As a historian of Punjabi Literature he is unmatched.ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR: Tejwant Singh Gill (1938) is a Scholar, writer and translator of repute. He has taught English Literature for several decades and is the author of more than 20 books in English and Punjabi. The range of his writings both in English and Punjabi extends from culture, language, literature in its Myriad formsto film and painting. He has translated Garcia Marquez’s one Hundred Years of Solitude into Punjabi. He has also edited and translated for the Sahitya Akademi Sant Singh Sekhon: Selected Writings besides writing a monograph on him.
Introduction 1. Baba Bohar 2. Banda Bahadur 3. Vada Ghalughara 4. Waris 5. Bera Bandh Na Sakio 6. Moian Sar Na Kai 7. Mittar Piara 8. Glossary