SINGH, PRITAM (1918- )

SINGH, PRITAM (1918- )

Starting his career as lecturer in Punjabi at Doaba College, Jalandhar, Professor Pritam Singh shifted to Sikh National College, Lahore the next year where he served as a teacher in Punjabi until 1947. Joining the Punjab Education Service after Partition he rose to be Principal, Government College, Ludhiana and then Brijendra College,Faridkot but he continued his involvement in Punjabi teaching. He retired as Head of Guru Nanak Studies in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in 1980. He has several publications of prose of ideas and research to his credit.

More important among them are: Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha published by Guru Nanak Dev University, Dr. Mohan Singh, published by the Language Department, Patiala and Khushal Singh Khattak published by Punjabi University, Patiala. He has also translated Prem Chand and Rajinder Singh Bedi\’s short stories from Urdu into Punjabi together with a few works from Persion and Hindi. More important among the books edited by him are Paras Bhag, Nav Nidh, Shakarganj, and Shah Behram. He has also written for children. His books on Maharaja Ranjit Singh are a delightful piece of writing.

References :

1. Amarjit Singh, Punjabi sahit da itihas ”Qissa kal, Amritsar, 1981.
2. Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature, 6 Vols., Delhi, 1995.
3. Sekhon, S.S. and K.S. Duggal, A History of Punjabi Literature, Delhi, 1992.
4. Singh, N.K., Encyclopaedia of Indian Biography, Delhi, 2000.