Modern works on Sikhs and Sikhism
Chitta Lahu is Nanak Singh's first popular novel, published first in 1932, later going into dozens of subsequent editions. RoduÃ¢â‚¬â€a jugglerÃ¢â‚¬â€finds a forsaken child behind a bush, whom he adopts and brings up into a young beautiful girl, SundriÃ¢â‚¬â€the heroineÃ¢â‚¬â€comes into contact with young Bachchan SinghÃ¢â‚¬â€the heroÃ¢â‚¬â€a devoted idealist very much interested in the reformation of his village. He starts a school in the Gurdwara for giving free education to the children, but due to his villagers' conservative ideas about untouchability, Sundri is denied this facility. Bachchan Singh teaches her privately and in due course of time, they develop love for each other.