Eighteenth century Literature
JOTI BIGAS is the joint title of two poetic compositions, one in Persian and the other in Punjabi, by Bhai Nand Lal Goya, a devoted Sikh of Guru Gobind Singh, much revered in Sikh piety and in letters. Bhai Nand Lal`s verse is classed as approved Sikh canon and can be recited at religious assemblies along with the hymns of the Gurus. Both the works included mJoti Bigds are in the nature of a fervent homage to the Gurus, all ten of whom are acclaimed as sharing the same light, the same voice speaking through ten bodies. The work in Punjabi comprises forty-three couplets whereas the one in Persian has 175 couplets.
Hindu bhagats and poets, and Punjabi officials
JUJHAR SINGH HADA (d. 1696), who comes in for a prominent mention in Guru Gobind Singh`s Bachitra Ndtak, was a Rajput general sent by the Mughal authority to the Sivalik hills in the last decade of the seventeenth century to retrieve its hold on the hill rajas. When the news of Husain Khan`s death on 20 February 1696 at the hands of the men of Raja Gopal of Guler reached Lahore, Dilawar Khan, the Mughal chief, despatched Jujhar Singh to the hills. Jujhar Singh recaptured the town of Bhallan, in Una district, which the hill ro/dshad occupied, but, before he could consolidate his position, he was attacked by Gaj Singh ofJasvan. In spite of Jujhar Singh`s hostility.