Remembering the “Yoddhe” writer on his 3rd Death anniversary | Talwinder Singh

Remembering Talwinder Singh, the Punjabi writer

Chandigarh :  Talwinder Singh, the Punjabi writer of the famous “Yoddhe”, was remembered as a writer with a knack for highlighting social injustice at Virsa Vihar today. In collaboration with the Kendriya Punjabi Lekhak Sabha his fellow comrades, celebrated his third death anniversary, organised a special seminar discussed and critically analysed some of his works, including one of the most critically acclaimed Punjabi novels “Yoddhe”.

He wrote three books, including “Yoddhe”, which is considered as one of the most sensitive and touching accounts of the dark times faced by Punjabis after 1984. It was published in 1988.

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“We have not been able to sustain the march after his demise,” said Davinder Singh. The event was attended by prominent writers and critics, including Dr Iqbal Kaur Sondh, Punjabi poet Dev Dard, Jagdev Singh, and other members of the organisation.

Along with his writing skills, Singh, was well versed with  “Shahmukhi Lipi”, the style of writing and grammar used in Punjabi language in Pakistan. He translated 12 prominent works in Shahmukhi style Punjabi to Gurmukhi, used in India. He also initiated Punjabi Chetna March, a week-long literary event held to celebrate Punjabi literature.

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As informed by vice- president, Kendriya Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Deep Davinder Singh, it was Dr Sukhdev Singh Khara, professor, GNDU, who discussed the book at the event, along with fellow panelists.