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Posted at: Sep 15, 2015, 1:25 AM; last updated: Sep 15, 2015, 12:59 AM (IST)

Young poet Harman receives acclaim, rises to fame

Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 14

Rani Tatt (Royal Element), a debut book by young poet Harman, has received a good response from Punjabi readers. Breaking the myth that Punjabi books can’t sell more than 500 copies, the author even got the second edition of book published after 10 days from release of its first edition.

“The book is in demand and in the wake of book fairs at Faridkot, Ludhiana and Jalandhar in the next two months, we are going to publish its third edition as well,” Harman stated.

A 24-year-old poet from Khiala Kalan village started writing poems on nature, Punjabi life, struggles and legends a few years ago. Facebook was the only platform forhim to express and share his ideas.

A large number of readers from Punjab and abroad appreciated his poetry and motivated Harman to write a book.

“I just expressed my style of writing in this book. The reviewers told that it’s unique and appreciated it because of its freshness,” Harman added.

While pursuing his graduation, Harman had a big fan following of youths, especially on social media.

“However, most of the readers are young, who are often blamed to stay away from literature, but a large number of elderly, especially women, appreciated me,” he added.

Harp Farmer from Colors of Punjab, publisher of the book, stated, “The canvas of Harman’s writing is quite large starting from Guru Nanak, touches Vedas, Gurbani, Guru Gobind Singh, Baba Farid and Babu Rajab Ali. He has read world literature and is aware about the modern expressions of art. He has also studied about the poets and intellectuals of the medieval period. Moreover, Harman is much concerned about Punjab and Punjabis. So, we were expecting this response.”

“People, who do not claim their higher qualifications and belong to villages, are also responding to the book. This is more precious than a poet, writer and doctorate in literature commenting on it,” Harman added.


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