A History of Punjabi Literature
|Author:||Sant Singh Sekhon and Kartar Singh Duggal|
|Publisher:||SAHITYA AKADEMI, DELHI|
|Other Details||8.50x5.50 inch|
Kartar Singh Duggal (1917-2012) was an outstanding author in Punjabi (with 26 collections of short stories, 13 novels, 15 plays, eight collections of poems, two autobiographies, nine books of criticism and seven books of general writing), in Hindi (with 15 collections of short stories, 12 novels, six plays, three one-act plays), in Urdu (with three collections of short stories, two plays and four novels) and in English (with eight collections of short stories, two novels, one biography, a number of books on Sikh history and culture, several edited books) having 41 publications to his credit. This staggering statistics declares the fact that Duggal was a versatile and prolific writer who wrote with equal ease in all the four languages. He was honoured with several awards and prizes including the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the Padma Bhushan by President of India for his contribution to Indian literature, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Ghalib Award and Soviet Land Nehru Award for promotion of peace and friendship through creative writing. Having served as Director, All India Radio, Director, the National Book Trust, India, and Advisor (information), Planning Commission of India, he was retired from the government service and had devoted himself exclusively to creative writing.
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