Welcome to the new Anthem Press website, currently in BETA mode. The fully functional and updated site will be live soon!

Martyr as Bridegroom

Martyr as Bridegroom

A Folk Representation of Bhagat Singh

By Ishwar Dayal Gaur

‘Martyr As Bridegroom: A Folk Representation of Bhagat Singh’ is written from the viewpoint of vernacular Punjabi culture and tries to tread on the marginalized path of vernacular culture as a methodology of a historian's craft. The book seeks to understand the manner in which Punjabis constructed the image of Bhagat Singh in their literature.

Hardback, 224 Pages

ISBN:9788190583503

January 2008

£50.00, $80.00

More Retailers>

  • About This Book
  • Reviews
  • Author Information
  • Series
  • Table of Contents
  • Recently Viewed Titles

About This Book

To some, history and literary culture are strange bedfellows. This book on Bhagat Singh is written from the viewpoint of vernacular Punjabi culture and tries to tread on the marginalized path of vernacular culture as a methodology of a historian's craft.  The book seeks to understand the manner in which Punjabis constructed the image of Bhagat Singh in their literature.

Bhagat Singh's revolutionary life, culminating in his martyrdom, had an enormous impact on the Punjabis, who in their diverse genres of folklore, catch-songs, marriage songs, couplets and proverbs eulogized him in multiple contexts. Therefore, it is not surprising that Bhagat Singh caught the imagination of contemporary poets who had begun to view him as a martyr even before his execution.

Bhagat Singh facilitates an 'interaction' among the Punjabis despite the boundaries fabricated by colonial politics. An exploration into the symbiosis of Punjabi culture and Bhagat Singh is meaningful because this exercise underscores the syncretic cultural way in which the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh Punjabis recognize each other and maintain their common cultural space. Bhagat Singh continues to be a symbol of revolution and martyrdom.

Reviews

No reviews for this title.

Author Information

Ishwar Dayal Gaur teaches History at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Series

Anthem South Asian Studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Historiography and Literature; Martyrdom in Tradition and History; Studying a Martyr from the Margins; The Fact of Ascendancy; Popular Representation of Martyrdom; Folk Genres: Ghori, Marhi and Qissa; Conclusion; Appendices; Select Bibliography; Photographs

Recently Viewed Titles

Latest Tweets

  • Read about how past shapes present with our forthcoming title "The Spanish Frustration: How a Ruinous Empire Thwart… https://t.co/4PZIFRFcwj

    - 11:49:08 on 19/06/2019
  • "Remembering Popular Music's Past: Memory-Heritage-History" edited by Lauren Istvandity, Sarah Baker and Zelmarie C… https://t.co/Fhqln9HS3O

    - 12:49:08 on 18/06/2019
  • "Learning from Franz Neumann" examines the political and legal thought of Franz Neumann in relation to the modern d… https://t.co/IUtDnWrMte

    - 12:49:08 on 15/06/2019
  • Listen to @ProfSteveFuller, author of Post-Truth, talk about fake news, institutionalisation of knowledge and moder… https://t.co/owKlTyo9NO

    - 12:49:08 on 13/06/2019
  • Dive deep into English Romantic William Wordsworth with our forthcoming title Poetic Innovation in Wordsworth 1825–… https://t.co/brxlRNx6sG

    - 12:49:08 on 12/06/2019
  • Explore the newest addition to Anthem's Economic Ideas that Built Europe Series, A Treatise on Abundance (1638) and… https://t.co/RjzJdWL4ON

    - 12:49:08 on 11/06/2019
  • RT @KUnlatched: Today's #openaccess #book of the day is: Darwin, Tennyson and Their Readers Editor: Valerie Purton Publisher: @AnthemPress…

    - 12:49:08 on 11/06/2019
  • New title out on Anthem Press this month. Vyāsa Redux: Narrative in Epic Mahābhārata by Kevin McGrath. Explore this… https://t.co/05vZj54xRz

    - 12:49:08 on 07/06/2019
  • RT @DavideGeneletti: Hot off the press: #Multicriteria Analysis for #Environmental #decisionmaking. W/ case studies on #EIA, #SpatialPlanni…

    - 12:49:08 on 06/06/2019
  • Dive into a highlight from our Anthem Companions series with our authoritative companion to Max Weber. Available he… https://t.co/TNdb1mK916

    - 12:49:08 on 05/06/2019