BOOK CLUB

Once in a month on every third Saturday of the month. In this event, one author of the month is selected by the Core Group Members of this Book Club. The author presents his or her work in conversation with a moderator. The work covers fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, films as text and so on relating to Panjab. The focus of this Literary Forum is on Panjab's literature, culture, history and so on.

January 20, 2018 : Book Discussion on a Poetry book ZEEL by Manmohan, Panelists Prof.Yog Raj Angrish, (Panjab University, Chandigarh), Shri Desraj Kali (Journalist & Fiction writer) at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

November 18, 2017 : Book Discussion on 1708: Dasam Guru di Deccan Pheri by Dr.Amanpreet Gill, Panelists Prof.Amarjit Singh Grewal (Ludhiana), Dr. Vanita (DU) at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

October 28, 2017 : Book Discussion on A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab: Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863-1948 Panelists Prof.Bhagwan Josh, Dr.Anshu Malhotra, Dr.Yogesh Snehi and the Editor Dr.Neera Burra at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

September 16, 2017 : Book Discussion on SANDOOK by Amarjit Chandan, Discussants Dr.Rajesh Kumar Sharma (PUP) and Ms.Monika Kumar (RIE, CHD). Dr.Sidharth (Eminent Artist) at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

August 19, 2017 : Book Discussion on "John Keay’s The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner" Discussants: Lt. Gen. (Dr.) D.D.S. Sandhu, PVSM, ADC (Retd.), Former Vice Chancellor, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and Prof. Rakesh Datta, Dept. of Defence & National Security Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

July 15, 2017 : Book Discussion on "JASWANT SINGH NEKI" (Jivan ate Rachna) by Dr. Vanita in Panelists: Prof. Bhagwan Josh (JNU), Dr. Amrit Basra (DU) and the author. at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

June 17, 2017 : Book Discussion on "VANN-TRINN" by Sukhbir, Discussants: Dr.Mohanjit (Eminent Poet), Sh.Des Raj Kali (Journalist and fiction writer), Dr.Kulvir (Associate professor, DU) at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

May 20, 2017 : Book Discussion on "WALKING WITH NANAK" by Haroon Khalid, Discussants: Prof.Riyaz Punjabi, Former VC, University of Kashmir and Prof. Bhagwan Josh, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

April 15, 2017 : Book Discussion on "Farida Khak na Nindiye" by Prof. Ishwar Dayal Gaur, Discussants: Author along with Prof. Rana Nayar (PU, CHD.) and Prof. Nahar Singh (PU, CHD) at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

March 18, 2017 : Book Discussion on "ORAL TRADITIONS & CULTURAL HERITAGE OF PUNJAB" by Prof.Surjeet Singh, Discussants shall be Author along with Prof.Ravinder Gargesh (DU) & Prof.Parminder Singh (GNDU) at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

February 18, 2017 : Book Discussion on "Religious Pluralism in Punjab" by Prof.Joginder Singh, Panelists: Prof.Joginder Singh (Author), Prof.Bhagwan Josh (JNU) & Prof.Surinder S. Jodhka (JNU) at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

January 21, 2017, Book Discussion on "ROLL OF HONOUR" by Daljit Ami, Panelists: Shri Daljit Ami along with Prof.Surjit Singh & Dr.Gurmukh Singh. at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

December 17, 2016, Book Discussion on "Punjab di Itihasic Gatha" by Raj Paul Singh, Panelists: Author along with Dr.Joginder Singh & Prof.Subhash Parihar, Presided by Prof.Harish Puri at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

October 15, 2016, Book Discussion on "Kisani Jeevan Di Punjabi Kahani" Edited by Dr.Ravi Ravinder, DU at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

September 17, 2016, Book Discussion on Jung Bahadur Goyal’s "Vishav Sahit de Shahkar Novel" at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

August 20, 2016, Book Discussion on Lakhwinder Singh, Kesar Singh & Rakesh Sharma’s “Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India” at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

July 16, 2016, Book Discussion on Sunjeev Sahota’s book THE YEAR OF THE RUNAWAYS at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

June 18, 2016, Book Discussion on KONE DA SURAJ a book on collection of Poetry by Dr.Mohanjit at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

May 21, 2016, Book Discussion on Sh. Ram Singh’s book MAGISTRATE MUJRIM at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

April 16, 2016, Book Discussion on Punjabi translation of Sh.Rajmohan Gandhi’s book “Punjab–Aurangzeb Ton Mountbatten Tak Da Itihaas” by Dr.H.S. Pannu at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

March 19, 2016, Book Discussion on HAQ a play by Dr. Swarajbir at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

February 20, 2016, Book Discussion on BOL MARDANEA by Jasbeer Mand at Punjab Literary Forum, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Report>>

 

So soon as thou didst love me,
So soon as thou
madest me thine,
So soon as thou madest
me the bee of the lotus
which is thy feet, Then, then,
without a word to me,
Thou didst depart;
And I knew nothing,
my love! Oh,
I knew nothing then!

- Bhai Vir Singh

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