Meet on scrapping ‘Mahan Kosh’ copies remains inconclusive
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.