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Roy Choudhury Jeahangir Ghandy N. Archived from the original PDF on 10 May His grandfather, Kahn Singhspent a great deal of his youth training and learning traditional Sikh lessons in monasteries.

He learnt Sikh scripture as well as Persian, Urdu and Sanskrit. Subbulakshmi Kodandera Subayya Thimayya. Ministry of home affairs ,GOI. Sahitya Academy Award in [3] and the Padma Bhushan [1] [4]. Bhai Vir Singh began taking an interest in the affairs of the Singh sabha movement.

Vir Singh (writer)

He aimed at reorienting the Sikhs’ understanding of their faith in such a manner as to help them assimilate the different modernising influences to their historical memory and cultural heritage. Sikhism Portal Indian religions Portal. Singh championed the Sikh identity in a way that did not devalue other religions. The Khalsa Tract Society periodically made ssingh under the title Nirguniaralow-cost publications on Sikh theology, history and philosophy and ssingh social and religious reform.

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In literature, Singh started as a writer of romances which are considered forerunners of the Punjabi novel. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat He used the Nirguniara as a vehicle for his own self-expression. The tracts produced by the Khalsa Tract Society introduced a new style of literary Punjabi.

Even by today’s modern standards, these female characters are still considered to be well rounded and an inspiration to both male and female Sikhs alike.

To promote its aims and objects, he launched the Khalsa Tract Society in In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Fluent in Sanskrit and Brajas well as in the oriental systems of medicine such as AyurvedaSiddha and YunaniKahn Singh influenced his only son, Dr.

Singh chose to become a writer. Indian philosophy Indian religions Sikhism. His first commission to write and print were geography textbooks for some schools. At the time, Sikhs were often persecuted by the British, often being pressured or threatened into assimilating into mainstream culture.

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He died in Amritsar on 10 June Through these novels he made available to his readers, models of courage, fortitude and human dignity. Acts such as publicly shaving off the heads and beards of religious Sikh officials were performed to humiliate and demean the Sikh religion. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.


Singh argued that Sikhism was a unique religion which could be nourished and sustained by creating an awakening amongst the Sikhs of the awareness veeer their distinct theological and cultural identity.

Padma Bhushan award recipients — By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Through these works, he paved the way for the emergence of the Punjabi poem.

Charan Singh’s three sons. Soon after the publication of Rana Surat Singh in book form inhe turned to shorter poems and lyrics. Views Read Edit View history. Influenced by the Christian missionaries’ use of and reference to literary sources, Singh got the idea to teach others the main dogmas of Sikhism through his own written resources.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Retrieved 17 August With the fall of the Sikh Empire and the modernization of Christian, Muslim, and Hindu movements of proselytismthe Sikh faith began to wane until scholars and theologians of the religions, Singh being a leading one, began revitalizing life into Sikhism through their works of literature.