Meet on scrap­ping ‘Ma­han Kosh’ copies re­mains in­con­clu­sive

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab -

PA­TIALA : A high-level meet­ing to take a de­ci­sion on scrap­ping of 24,000 copies of Ma­han Kosh, an en­cy­clopae­dia of Sikh lit­er­a­ture, re­mained in­con­clu­sive here on Satur­day.The ex­pert com­mit­tee meet­ing, held at Pun­jabi Univer­sity, was called in the wake of “mis­takes and dis­tor­tions” pointed out by schol­ars and au­thor­i­ties in the reprinted copies of Ma­han Kosh, univer­sity of­fi­cials said. Dean of aca­demic af­fairs, Pun­jabi Univer­sity, GS Ba­tra chaired the meet­ing.

Ma­han Kosh, writ­ten by Bhai Ka­han Singh Nabha and first pub­lished in 1927, is con­sid­ered one of the great­est works of Pun­jabi. It was reprinted dur­ing the ten­ure of Amarinder Singh­led gov­ern­ment in 2002-2007.In 2016, some Pun­jabi lan­guage en­thu­si­asts brought the “dis­tor­tions” to the no­tice of the Shi­ro­mani Gur­d­wara Par­band­hak Com­mit­tee (SGPC), the apex body of the Sikhs re­spon­si­ble for up­keep of gur­d­waras, which formed a four-mem­ber com­mit­tee to pre­pare a report.

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