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Saka Sirhind
Saka Sirhind

It is a narrative poem describing the sacrifice of the two younger sons (Sahibzadas) of Guru Gobind Singh at Sirhind during the Mughal rule in India. It is written in the folklorist style to be sung verbally.

Natha Singh

Seharfi Bullae Shah
Seharfi Bullae Shah

It is a narrative poem written in Punjabi in the form of acrostics (Sheehrafis) by a seventeenth century Sufi poet Bulleh Shah. Bulleh Shah exhorts the reader to meditate upon God's name in these divine verses.

Bullae Shah

Jammu & Kashmir De Panjabi Sahit Da Itihaas
Jammu & Kashmir De Panjabi Sahit Da Itihaas

In this book, the author has collected and commented upon the folk songs, songs, mournful songs, elegies, songs about seasons and festivals written in Punjabi in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It also includes poems about ceremonies of worship, love songs, ancient folk tales, riddles, ballads about heroic deeds, and history of Punjabi literature written in Jammu & Kashmir. This is the first volume of three volume series.

Bhupinder Singh

Islam And Sikhism
Islam And Sikhism

The book compares and contrasts the major concepts of God head, modes of worship, religions crusades, religion based culture and day to day life as visualized in Islam and Sikhism. Whereas both Islam and Sikhism believe in monotheism of God, they differ in some other areas. The last chapter analyses Sikh-Muslim relations over the ages.

Gurmeet Singh Advocate

Guru Nanak Varta
Guru Nanak Varta

The book has been written for Children. It contains an illustrated life history of Guru Nanak where major incidents and persons associated with Guru Nanak have been illustrated through paintings and drawings.

Dr. Ujagar Singh

Poet of the Revolution: The memoirs and poems of Lal Singh Dil
Poet of the Revolution: The memoirs and poems of Lal Singh Dil

Lal Singh Dil is a legend in Punjab, famed as much for his rousing poetry as for the brew of his tea stall. Born into the 'untouchable' Dalit community in the years before partition, he bravely challenged deep-rooted social prejudices through his crisp and stirring verses. His struggle led him to join the Naxalite movement – an experience that culminated in three horrifying years of torture at the hands of the police. In his later years, much to the dismay of his comrades, he converted to Islam because he believed that its tenets could be reconciled with theegalitarian and inclusive principles of communism. A powerful indictment of caste violence and discrimination, Poet of the Revolution describes dil’s most turbulent years in his clear, fiery voice. Translated into English for the first time, this book also includes a selection of his most memorable poems.

Nirupama Dutt

Understanding the Muslim Mind
Understanding the Muslim Mind

A fascinating account of the Muslims in twentieth-century India, Pakistan and Bangladesh through his biographical sketches of eight prominent Muslims- Sayyid Ahmed Khan (1817-1898), Fazlul Haq (1873-1962), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948), Muhammad Iqbal (1876-1938), Muhammad Ali (1878-1931), Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958), Liaqat Ali Khan (1895-1951) and Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, provides a deeply insightful and comprehensive picture of the community in the subcontinent today.

Rajmohan Gandhi

Writing India: 1757-1990: The Literature of British India
Writing India: 1757-1990: The Literature of British India

Published in 1996 this book addresses issues first raised with the book which initiated postcolonial theory, Edward Said's Orientalism. While challenging some of Saids methods and conclusions Bart Moore-Gilbert and his colleagues present a much more focused and nuanced approach to postcolonial theory.
As Moore-Gilbert writes in the introductory essay:
For too long now, colonial discourse analysis, as derived from Orientalism, has assumed that identical regimes of power and knowledge organised both the political management of empire and all the varied literature which represented it. Writing India thus practices postcolonial theory ("informed by questions of gender, sexuality, and psychic effect in colonial relations") and presents an ongoing critique of it concurrently.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Writing Partition: Aesthetics and
Ideology in Hindi and Urdu Literature
Writing Partition: Aesthetics and
Ideology in Hindi and Urdu Literature

Writing Partition: Aesthetics and Ideology in Hindi and Urdu Literature examines the shifts in literary modes as a reflection of the changes in post-Partition society and discusses how partition was assessed during 1950s. Literature during the second half of the twentieth century began to pose existential questions and shows the presence of secular humanist consensus in partition; the creation of a new Pakistani identity by repositioning partition as the realization of a long-cherished dream within a continuous history of Islam.

Bodh Prakash

Fighting to the End: The Pakistan
Army's Way of War
Fighting to the End: The Pakistan
Army's Way of War

Pakistan's army has dominated the state for most of its 66 years. It has locked the country in an enduring rivalry with India to revise the maps in Kashmir and to resist India's slow but inevitable rise. To prosecute these dangerous policies, the army employs non-state actors under the security of its ever-expanding nuclear umbrella. The Pakistan army started three wars with India over Kashmir in 1947, 1965, and 1999 and failed to win any of them. It has sustained a proxy war in Kashmir since 1989 using Islamist militants, some of whom have now turned their guns against the Pakistani state. The Pakistan army has supported non-Islamist insurgencies throughout India as well as a country-wide Islamist terror campaign that have brought the two countries to the brink of war on several occasions

C. Christine Fair

Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura 1922-1992
Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura 1922-1992

Amin explores the events leading up to, during, and immediately after the burning of the Chauri Chaura thana in 1922 and murder of 22 police officers to see if the Indian popular memory of the event is accurate. The Indian popular memory is that the perpetrators were not nationalists, but criminals with no relationship to the Non-Cooperation Movement and later Nationalist Movements that Gandhi led and eventually forced the British to leave the country (Amin shows how Gandhi and even British justice forged this non-political identity onto the nationalists around Chauri Chaura). Amin aims to dissect the events around Chauri Chaura, and then analyze how the event was remembered and used as a metaphor of what not to do by the Nationalist Movement and later history. Amin’s primary question is how can the event be labeled criminal and non-nationalist in the face of so much seemingly political and nationalist activity.

Shahid Amin

Amritsar to Lahore: A Journey Across the India-Pakistan Border
Amritsar to Lahore: A Journey Across the India-Pakistan Border

A sensitive and thoughtful look at the lasting effects of Partition on everyday people, Amritsar to Lahore describes a journey across the contested border between India and Pakistan in 1997, the fiftieth anniversary of Partition. Setting out from and then returning to New Delhi, Stephen Alter crossed the border into Pakistan, retraced the legendary route of the Frontier Mail toward the Khyber Pass, and made his return by bus along the Grand Trunk Road, stopping in major cities along the way. During this journey and another in 1998, Alter interviewed people from all classes and castes: Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs, men and women. In candid conversation, the older generation who lived through the events of 1947 shared their memories and opinions of that pivotal moment of Partition, while youths who have inherited the fragments of that past reflected upon the meaning of national identity.

Stephen Alter