ISBN 9789381398999,Love Stories from Punjab

Love Stories from Punjab


Hay House



Hay House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789381398999

ISBN-10 9381398992


Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)

Love and Romance

Here is an enthralling new book with heart-rending, poignant and engrossing stories of immortal love, unfettered emotions and everlasting appeal that have stood the test of time.

This volume comprises a collection of mystical stories from Punjab that forces the ordinary and practical meaning of love to change into its illogical and irrational self it once used to be. An exposition of Sufi philosophy, each story possesses both the calm and the storm of true love-a love that consumes the body and the heart, a love that goes beyond all common sense, a love better known as junoon (intense passion), that finally culminates in ibaadat (worship) and the love of God.

From Sohni-Mahiwal to Heer-Ranjha, Sassi-Punnu to Mirza-Sahiban, Harish Dhillon succinctly encapsulates the rich cultural and literary heritage Punjab is so famously synonymous with. Love Stories from Punjab brings alive the forgotten magic of folklore that will tug at all the right strings of the heart, once again. Drama, romance, tragedy and history are interwoven in the form of an exquisite tapestry.

About the Author

Author of eleven books, Harish Dhillon has taught english for forty-four years. He has also written numerous articles and features. Starting his career at the Lucknow University, he moved first to Lawrence School, Sanawar (In Himachal Pradesh) and then to the two Yadavindra Public Schools at Patiala and Mohali (Near Chandigarh, in northern India). Currently editorial consultant to 'The Tribune' newspaper and advisor to the Board of Governors of the two Yadavindra Public Schools, he lives in Dharampur amidst the Shimla hills, close to Sanawar.