Lal Singh Dil

Lal Singh Dil (1943-2007) was one of the major revolutionary Punjabi poets emerging out of the Naxalite (Maoist-Leninist) Movement in the Indian Punjab towards the late sixties of the 20th century. He has three collections of poetry: Setluj Di Hawa, Bahut Sarey Suraj and Satthar, and a collected volume of all his poems titled Naglok. He published his autobiography, Dastaan, in 1998, while a long poem titled ‘Aj Billa Phir Aaya’ (Billa Came Again Today) was published in 2009, posthumously. Although he had converted to Islam, he continued to publish his works under his pre-conversion name.

Farewell, O Setting Sun | ਅਲਵਿਦਾ

Translated from the Punjabi to the English by Nirupama Dutt Farewell, O Setting Sun Do return tomorrow I will bow before you But I will not indulge In the ritual of Offering you water I will take up arms You …

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