Profile: Punjabi Literary Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala

Profile: Punjabi Literary Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala
Punjabi Bhawan Punjabi University, Patiala 2009


The progressive nature of Punjabi Literary Studies department can be seen in the voluminous published work it has produced till now by bringing out 338 titles. It has given maximum published work to the Punjabi University, Patiala under the dynamic headship of Dr. Attar Singh, Dr. Jeet Singh Seetal, Dr. Rattan Singh Jaggi, Dr. Abnash Kaur, Dr. Ajmer Singh, Dr. Rajinder Singh Lamba, Dr. Mewa Singh Sidhu and Dr. Amritpal Kaur.

The sale of its published work through the University Publication Bureau reflects that it is successfully achieving its desired goal in increasing the number of Punjabi readers which also determines its scope in future.


Overall contribution of the Department

1. 340 titles had been published under various series by the Department including 11 dictionaries & 59 issues of bi-annual research journal 'Khoj Patrika'.

2. 125 research projects are in progress.

3. A Departmental publication, translation of famous classical work of Bharat Muni's Natya Shashtra by Dr. Rajguru has been awarded the Sahitya Academy Award for being the best translation work.

In future, first priority will be given to the on going projects for their early completion. We are also focussing our attention on starting new projects under various series such as Anthology of Punjabi Poetry of Twentieth Century, Vishav Parsiddh Sahitkar Ate Sahit Alochak, Pakistani Punjabi Sahit Te Lekhak, Parvasi Punjabi Sahit Te Lekhak, Sanskrit Natak Ate Rang Manch, Adhunik Bharati Natak Te Rang Manch and Sahit Alochana De Naven Jhuka etc. And, we also intend to plan various seminars and workshops concerning the above mentioned projects. The Department is committed to work intensively for the development of Punjabi literary studies.





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