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An accomplished singer of classical music and Sitarist-Dr. Ravinder Kaur ‘Ravi’ is serving as Assistant Professor in the Music Department of Punjabi University, Patiala at present. Earlier, she has penned some historical master pieces such as ‘Bikhre Moti’, ‘Itihas Khandan Raees Bagrhian’, ‘Sangeet Acharya Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha’ and ‘Gitanjali Harivrijesh’ etc. Dr. Ravi composed music and has sung for Punjabi tele films such as ‘Amar-preet’, ‘Jani-Dushman (blue whale)’, "Batwara Ek Dukhant’, ‘Nikka-Lanedar’ film ‘Vansh-2’ and Shemaroo Entertainment Limited production Punjabi Album title "Dhee Da Dukh" related to female foeticide. After prolonged, comprehensively thorough and tireless research, she has now brought forward the entire information about music, as mentioned in the writings of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha in the form of this new book in hand in English language for the readers.

Introduction

A great scholar of Punjabi—Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha was one such visionary amongst the Shiromani (leading) personalities of his times (1861 to 1938 AD), who always kept the objective of furtherance of education uppermost in his mind from childhood to the old age. His writings, while on the one hand, are an invaluable asset on the subjects of history and spiritualism, on the other hand, many aspects of art and music also can be seen clearly emerging in his writings.

Many books have been published for the spread and expansion of the three arts of music—singing, playing of musical instruments and dancing with the aim of familiarizing the seekers, artistes and researchers of music from scientific and functional points of view. Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha penned dozens of books, though ‘Gurshabad Ratnakar Mahankosh (Encyclopedia of Sikh Literature), in which detailed information about various other subjects and Indian music is available, is the result of his lifelong penance and a milestone in the field of knowledge.

To estblish the extent upto which the information gathered from various sources regarding music be of practical value and provide direction to the lovers of music in present times, I termed the subject of my research as ‘Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha De Parkashit Karaj Da Sangeetak Vishleshan’, resulting in this present book—‘Contributions of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha to Hindustani Music’.

Outlining the definition of ‘Vishvakosh’ (encyclopedia), the Greek scholars and thinkers have accepted it as a comprehensive System of education. Getting motivated from ‘Encyclopaedia Britanica’, Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, working laboriously and tirelesly for 14-15 years, created ‘Gurshabad Ratnakar Mahankosh’ which is the pioneer effort in the history of Punjabi lexicon. He commenced its writing in 1912 AD, completed in 1926 AD and it was printed by ‘Patiala Darbar’ (The royal court of Patiala) in 1930 AD.

If we broadly categorise thousands of words of Mahan Kosh in various groups, then the vocabulary used in ancient Indian music and ‘Gurmatt Sangeet? casily gets highlighted before us. Valuable information regarding music is available at various places in their books eg. ‘Gurmatt Prabhakar’ (1898 AD), ‘Gurmatt Sudhakar’ (1899 AD), ‘Guruchhandd Diwakar’ (1924 AD), ‘Gurushabd Alankaar’ (1925 AD), ‘Sikh Educational Conference da Pardhaangi Bhashan’ (1931 AD) and ‘Gurmatt Martandd? (2 Parts—1962 AD) etc.

Though, the above ‘Granths’ (Books) are intimately related to religious literature from the point of view of subject matter but it can be easily understood from the musical vocabulary, e. g. shrutee, Swar, gram, moorchhana, thaat, raga etc., that the research about music by Bhai Sahib is scientific, highlighting functional and scriptural aspects of music. Undoubtedly, the research on music by Bhai Sahib is modern though tradition has not been lost sight of.

It is worth mentioning here that the acknowledged researchers and scholars of Punjabi world—Shamsher Singh Ashok, Bibi Sukhjeet Kaur, Dr. Devinder Singh Vidiyarthy, Prof. Pritam Singh, Dr. Tejwant Maan, Dr. J agmail Singh Bhathuan and Dr. Sarbjot Kaur have done commendable work by writing a few books on the life and works of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, but these above mentioned scholars did not make the entire musical contribution of Bhai Sahib the subject of their study.

It is giving me immense pleasure and honour to mention that, in this life, I have had the opportunity of editing certain writings of Bhai Sahib in the form of three books titled ‘Bikhrey Moti’, ‘Sankhep Itihas Khandaan Raees Baagreean’ and ‘Gitanjali Hari Vrijesh’ which have since been printed by Navyug Parkashan, Delhi. Due to this auspiciousness, the intimacy with the writings of Bhai Sahib deepened further and became easier to analyze and evaluate the entire contribution of Bhai Sahib to music. Many generous and large-hearted persons helped me abundantly for completion of the book at hand. Multi-faceted information was obtained from members of the family of Bhai Sahib—Smt Hardarshan Kaur (grand daughter of Bhai Kahan Singh), S. Mohinder Singh (grandson), Smt. Joginder Kaur (wife of grandson), Major AP Singh (great grandson) and Smt. Anoop Dhillon (wife of great grandson). At the same time, those virtuous people who interacted intimately with Bhai Sahib (and are still alive-till April 2014), notably Raagi Bhai Gurcharan Singh Kanwal (son of Bhai Jwala Singh of Thatte Tibbe) and S. Harbhajan Singh Rattan (Delhi)’ provided much useful information on personal meetings with him. I am indebted to Dr. Darshan Singh (Retd.), Prof. and Chairman Guru Nanak Studies Department, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. B.S. Ghuman- Vice Chancellor and Dr. Jaspal Singh (the ex-VC) Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Manjit Singh the ex Head, Punjabi Department, Delhi University, Delhi, Dr. Mohinder Singh Dhillon— Winnipeg, Canada and the renowned scholar of music Dr. Gur Partap Singh ji Gill. I owe a debt of gratitude for their whole-hearted support in completion of my work to Dr. Jagir Singh (Amrit Kirtan, Chandigarh), Dr. Gurnam Singh-Scholar of Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Navjot Kaur Kasel, Dr. Nivedita Singh, Dr. Yash Pal Sharma, Dr. Rajinder Singh Gill, Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Dr. Manmohan Sharma and Dr. Alankaar Singh. I also must express my gratitude to Colonel MS Barnala for his valuable efforts in translating and typing my Punjabi work into English.

The contribution to music of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha can be seen examined and tested from various aspects. Six chapters have been marked in the present book. After examining the efforts of Bhai Sahib to various fields of music, they have been analyzed in the light of opinions of ancient and present day scholars with a view to providing befitting tribute to his struggle and services to the divergent aspects of music. I sincerely hope that the lovers of music and researchers would benefit immensely from it.

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An accomplished singer of classical music and Sitarist-Dr. Ravinder Kaur ‘Ravi’ is serving as Assistant Professor in the Music Department of Punjabi University, Patiala at present. Earlier, she has penned some historical master pieces such as ‘Bikhre Moti’, ‘Itihas Khandan Raees Bagrhian’, ‘Sangeet Acharya Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha’ and ‘Gitanjali Harivrijesh’ etc. Dr. Ravi composed music and has sung for Punjabi tele films such as ‘Amar-preet’, ‘Jani-Dushman (blue whale)’, "Batwara Ek Dukhant’, ‘Nikka-Lanedar’ film ‘Vansh-2’ and Shemaroo Entertainment Limited production Punjabi Album title "Dhee Da Dukh" related to female foeticide. After prolonged, comprehensively thorough and tireless research, she has now brought forward the entire information about music, as mentioned in the writings of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha in the form of this new book in hand in English language for the readers.

Introduction

A great scholar of Punjabi—Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha was one such visionary amongst the Shiromani (leading) personalities of his times (1861 to 1938 AD), who always kept the objective of furtherance of education uppermost in his mind from childhood to the old age. His writings, while on the one hand, are an invaluable asset on the subjects of history and spiritualism, on the other hand, many aspects of art and music also can be seen clearly emerging in his writings.

Many books have been published for the spread and expansion of the three arts of music—singing, playing of musical instruments and dancing with the aim of familiarizing the seekers, artistes and researchers of music from scientific and functional points of view. Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha penned dozens of books, though ‘Gurshabad Ratnakar Mahankosh (Encyclopedia of Sikh Literature), in which detailed information about various other subjects and Indian music is available, is the result of his lifelong penance and a milestone in the field of knowledge.

To estblish the extent upto which the information gathered from various sources regarding music be of practical value and provide direction to the lovers of music in present times, I termed the subject of my research as ‘Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha De Parkashit Karaj Da Sangeetak Vishleshan’, resulting in this present book—‘Contributions of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha to Hindustani Music’.

Outlining the definition of ‘Vishvakosh’ (encyclopedia), the Greek scholars and thinkers have accepted it as a comprehensive System of education. Getting motivated from ‘Encyclopaedia Britanica’, Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, working laboriously and tirelesly for 14-15 years, created ‘Gurshabad Ratnakar Mahankosh’ which is the pioneer effort in the history of Punjabi lexicon. He commenced its writing in 1912 AD, completed in 1926 AD and it was printed by ‘Patiala Darbar’ (The royal court of Patiala) in 1930 AD.

If we broadly categorise thousands of words of Mahan Kosh in various groups, then the vocabulary used in ancient Indian music and ‘Gurmatt Sangeet? casily gets highlighted before us. Valuable information regarding music is available at various places in their books eg. ‘Gurmatt Prabhakar’ (1898 AD), ‘Gurmatt Sudhakar’ (1899 AD), ‘Guruchhandd Diwakar’ (1924 AD), ‘Gurushabd Alankaar’ (1925 AD), ‘Sikh Educational Conference da Pardhaangi Bhashan’ (1931 AD) and ‘Gurmatt Martandd? (2 Parts—1962 AD) etc.

Though, the above ‘Granths’ (Books) are intimately related to religious literature from the point of view of subject matter but it can be easily understood from the musical vocabulary, e. g. shrutee, Swar, gram, moorchhana, thaat, raga etc., that the research about music by Bhai Sahib is scientific, highlighting functional and scriptural aspects of music. Undoubtedly, the research on music by Bhai Sahib is modern though tradition has not been lost sight of.

It is worth mentioning here that the acknowledged researchers and scholars of Punjabi world—Shamsher Singh Ashok, Bibi Sukhjeet Kaur, Dr. Devinder Singh Vidiyarthy, Prof. Pritam Singh, Dr. Tejwant Maan, Dr. J agmail Singh Bhathuan and Dr. Sarbjot Kaur have done commendable work by writing a few books on the life and works of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, but these above mentioned scholars did not make the entire musical contribution of Bhai Sahib the subject of their study.

It is giving me immense pleasure and honour to mention that, in this life, I have had the opportunity of editing certain writings of Bhai Sahib in the form of three books titled ‘Bikhrey Moti’, ‘Sankhep Itihas Khandaan Raees Baagreean’ and ‘Gitanjali Hari Vrijesh’ which have since been printed by Navyug Parkashan, Delhi. Due to this auspiciousness, the intimacy with the writings of Bhai Sahib deepened further and became easier to analyze and evaluate the entire contribution of Bhai Sahib to music. Many generous and large-hearted persons helped me abundantly for completion of the book at hand. Multi-faceted information was obtained from members of the family of Bhai Sahib—Smt Hardarshan Kaur (grand daughter of Bhai Kahan Singh), S. Mohinder Singh (grandson), Smt. Joginder Kaur (wife of grandson), Major AP Singh (great grandson) and Smt. Anoop Dhillon (wife of great grandson). At the same time, those virtuous people who interacted intimately with Bhai Sahib (and are still alive-till April 2014), notably Raagi Bhai Gurcharan Singh Kanwal (son of Bhai Jwala Singh of Thatte Tibbe) and S. Harbhajan Singh Rattan (Delhi)’ provided much useful information on personal meetings with him. I am indebted to Dr. Darshan Singh (Retd.), Prof. and Chairman Guru Nanak Studies Department, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. B.S. Ghuman- Vice Chancellor and Dr. Jaspal Singh (the ex-VC) Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Manjit Singh the ex Head, Punjabi Department, Delhi University, Delhi, Dr. Mohinder Singh Dhillon— Winnipeg, Canada and the renowned scholar of music Dr. Gur Partap Singh ji Gill. I owe a debt of gratitude for their whole-hearted support in completion of my work to Dr. Jagir Singh (Amrit Kirtan, Chandigarh), Dr. Gurnam Singh-Scholar of Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Navjot Kaur Kasel, Dr. Nivedita Singh, Dr. Yash Pal Sharma, Dr. Rajinder Singh Gill, Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Dr. Manmohan Sharma and Dr. Alankaar Singh. I also must express my gratitude to Colonel MS Barnala for his valuable efforts in translating and typing my Punjabi work into English.

The contribution to music of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha can be seen examined and tested from various aspects. Six chapters have been marked in the present book. After examining the efforts of Bhai Sahib to various fields of music, they have been analyzed in the light of opinions of ancient and present day scholars with a view to providing befitting tribute to his struggle and services to the divergent aspects of music. I sincerely hope that the lovers of music and researchers would benefit immensely from it.

**Contents and Sample Pages**












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