Surjit Paatar

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Surjit Paatar Poems

When do I say don't ask for justice?
Or, for your rights, do not fight?
But recoginze the enemy
And don't sever your own limbs
...

Light these candles.
Rise, light these candles.
There will remain,
These quarrelsome winds,
...

My language is one the verge of death
Each word, each sentence gasps for breath.
In such a hopeless situation
Only God may save my language!
...

Surjit Paatar Biography

Surjit Patar is a Punjabi language writer and poet of East Punjab (India). He debuted in 1960s. Biography Dr Surjit Patar is a renowned Punjabi poet. He obtained a Masters degree from Punjabi University, Patiala and then a Ph.D in Literature on "Transformation of Folklore in Guru Nanak Vani" from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He then joined the academic profession and retired as Professor of Punjabi from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He started writing poetry in mid-sixties. Among his works of poetry are "Hawa Vich Likhe Harf" (Words written in the Air), "Birkh Arz Kare" (Thus Spake the Tree), "Hanere Vich Sulagdi Varnmala" (Words Smouldering in the Dark), "Lafzaan Di Dargah" (Shrine of Words), "Patjhar Di Pazeb" (Anklet of Autumn) and Surzameen (Music Land ). He has translated into Punjabi the three tragedies of Federico García Lorca, the play Nag Mandala of Girish Karnad, and poems of Bertolt Brecht and Pablo Neruda. He has also adapted plays from Jean Giradoux, Euripides and Racine. He has written tele-scripts on Punjabi poets from Sheikh Farid to Shiv Kumar Batalvi. He has held the office of the President, Punjabi Sahit Akademi, Ludhiana. Filmography Surjit Patar has written the dialogues of the Punjabi movie Shaheed Uddham Singh: Alais Ram Mohammad Singh Azad, the movie which is made on the life of Udham Singh. He also wrote dialogues for Punjabi version of Deepa Mehta's movie Heaven on Earth. Awards 1993: Sahitya Akademi Award for Hanere vich Sulghdi Varnmala 1999: Panchnad Puruskar by Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad, Kolkata 2009: Saraswati Samman (India's highest literary award ) by K.K.Birla foundation for "Lafzan Di Dargah" 2012: Padma Shri Award in the field of Literature and Education (fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India))

The Best Poem Of Surjit Paatar

Hanere Vich Sulagdi Varanmala

When do I say don't ask for justice?
Or, for your rights, do not fight?
But recoginze the enemy
And don't sever your own limbs

Do not dishonor your wings
In this unnecessary flight
Against sorrows we have to fight
Against poverty we have to fight
Those who exploit with the pretext of protection,
We have to fight against them

I offer my life on the edge of your sword
Who can refuse its importance?

Take care of it, keep it well burnished
Keeps its edge well honed
In the darkness writing light
Keep it like a blaze for fire
There are times when
The sword alone is a scribe

Yet why walk the distance already walked
The road ahead is sufficiently heavy?

Surjit Paatar Comments

Kiran Deep Chahal 09 September 2013

A poet of common man....his verses have a mesmerizing appeal

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Sandip Prince 28 June 2013

he is just awsm...........! !

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Hewa vich likha harf 16 December 2018

Surjit pattar

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Baldev Singh Gill Adv 07 March 2018

Halat palat ke rakhe poem in punjabi

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Baljit Singh 12 February 2018

Poem on hawa

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gurjant singh 01 July 2015

siraa

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Jagpreet Sidhu 29 September 2013

Punjabi kavita da aadhunik jug da badshah

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