GURCHARAN SINGH (1917 – )
GURCHARAN SINGH Gurcharan Singh (1917 – ) is an eminent Punjabi creative writer in the domains of fiction and poetry. He was born in a Kambaj Rajput family. He passed his M.A. in English (1940) Honours in Punjabi (1950) and M.A. in Punjabi in 1953 and was awarded Ph.D. in 1964. He worked as a wholetime freedom fighter since 1940, and as the editor of the Urdu daily Ranjit and Aftab. In Punjabi he dited Kundan (weekly Lahore), daily Khalsa sewak (ASR), monthly Kheti Bari (Nabha), San/hi duniya (Jullundhur) and Khoj patrika (Punjabi University, Patiala).
Gurcharan Singh worked as a Publicity Officer, as a lecturer, Reader in Punjabi (Punjabi University, Patiala), Principal, Khalsa College Patiala and Vice-Chairman Punjab School Education Board, Chandigarh. He is a well known Punjabi critic and novelist. He was a prolific writer and his works include: Poetry: Gutni haran, Agmarvond tikhawant. Git mere git, Dharti da Sandhur, Jinaggi madira nagri, Khande ke bela, Bhagat Singh di var, Subhash Chandra di var, Baitan Udham Singh dian. Fiction: Wagdi so ravi (novel). Van te karir, Duniya ton bahrii gall, Kachian ambian (short stories) Gaoo di jaya (stories for cildren).
Play: Same di hawa (Full length), Sargam (songs, one act-plays). Literary Studies: Punjabi natakkar, Punjabi galapkar, Mohan Singh te usdi kavita, Punjabi galp da vikas, Sahit di ruprekha, Punjabi kav da kala pakh, sahitya samasya te siddhant, sahitya khoj te itihas, Punjabi sahitya samasya te sidhant, Punjabi sahitya gyan te chintan. Punjabi kissakar, Natakkar, Ikangikar Ishwarchandra Nanda. In the years 1972 and 1973, Gurcharan Singh was honoured at Patiala and Jullundhur respectively.
1. Gurcharan Singh, Sarbangi Sahityakar, ed., Jagjit Singh Chhabra, February, 1973.