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Title Gurkavitawali
Description This handwritten manuscript in verse form narrates a biographical account of ten Sikh Gurus, five beloved Sikhs (Panj Piare), forty Sikh Martyrs (Chali Muktas) and four Sahibzadas. The diction being the ancient Sadh Brij Bhasha and genre being a verse, it uses all the prominent poetic devices during its versification of events. The account is chronological concluded by the poet's name Sumer Singh, the place of writing Gorakhpur and date of composition as 1943 Bikrami Samvat Vaisakh 221. The author claims to have written this poetic account from his own memory. Although the writing style is not easily readable by the modern reader, its contents can be deciphered with little effort. Its rhyme and rhythm are smooth and continuous. It is a chronicle of Guru Period of Sikh history.
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