New Delhi : Navyug Publishers Delhi has published a collection of poems by the great Punjabi scholar Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, , in book form under the title ‘Gitanjali Harivrijesh’. The book was edited and the meaning of the poems was explained by a scholar of Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Ravinder Kaur Ravi and Dr. Jagmail Singh Bhathuan.
Even before this, books related to Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha, ‘Bikhre Moti’ and ‘Itihas Khandan Bagrian’ also have been prepared by the Dr. Ravi and Dr. Bhathuan for Navyug Publishers.
It may be recalled that ‘Gitanjali Harivrijesh’ is a collection of ancient poems which Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha has been writing from time to time for various newspapers and magazines during his lifetime. The Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Arvind released this collection of poems by Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha ‘Gitanjali Harivrijesh’.. Major Adarshpal Singh, great grandson of Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha, also participated in the event , among others. Releasing time at Punjabi University Patiala,The Vice-Chancellor Dr. Arvind himself, recited the poem “Ayeo Guru Nanak Alookik Vasant” from this book and congrats to Dr Ravinder Kaur Ravi and Dr Jagmail Singh Bhathuan for this auspicious work .VC Dr. Arvind said that our ancient Punjabi scholars respected Hindi as well as other languages besides their mother tongue.
It is worth mentioning that Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha (1861-1938), a man of many talents, had a wide range of literary interests. However, he started his literary journey through poetry. In the early days of his life, Kahan Singh started writing humorous poems after learning how to compose poetry from Bhai Bhagwan Singh Duganwale and Bhai Vir Singh Jalalke. ‘Gitanjali Harivrijesh’ is an invaluable collection of Kahan Singh Nabha’s poems. Ravinder Kaur Ravi and Dr. Jagmail Singh Bhathuan has preserved it in the book form.