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Khoon Shahidan

Description This poetic verse written in popular "kissa kav" tradition of Punjabi poetry narrates the tragic massacre of the Sikhs inside the sacred shrine of "Nankana Sahib", the birthplace of Guru Nanak. Many peacefully protesting Sikhs were butchered and burnt alive by the illegal occupants of the shrine. This poetic verse gives a graphic description of the brutal slaughter of the Sikhs in a heart-moving poetry. It uses the same meter throughout the whole composition which makes its diction a bit palpable and burdensome. To that it lacks variety content wise, it is faithful to chronological events of history. Like a religious ballad, it celebrates and pays a glorious tribute to the Sikh martyrs of this tragic episode[edit]
Keywords Lachman Singh, Mahant Naraina, Dalip Singh, Guru Granth Sahib, Kharak Singh, Tehal Singh, Nankana Sahib, [edit]
Accession Number   BK-001650
Author Kartar Singh
Script Gurmukhi
Language Panjabi
Publisher Bhai Chatar Singh Jewan Singh
Custodian Harnam Singh Shan, Dr.
Length 18.0
Breadth 18.5
Completion Complete
Condition Good
Pages                         60
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