Punjab, India: Punjab- a region in India is full of rich culture and heritage, particularly its language and literature, which serves as the potent bonding agent in surfacing the positive message of the region.
The language of Punjab- Punjabi is known for its nature of spreading love, peace and brotherhood and values central to Hinduism and Islam, the two major religions of the region. Various Sufi poetry, folk literature and modern-day literature written in Punjabi Shahmukhi (Pakistan) and Punjabi Gurmukhi (India) have shaped the Punjabi literary landscape.
The writers such as Waris Shah, Bulleh Shah, Amrita Pritam, and Shiv Kumar Batalvi spread the message of love and unity through their writings in Punjabi. They gave a new shape to the language and circulated the culture of Punjab across the globe through their writings.
Along with that, the writings of these poets have encouraged people to profess their culture at the global level. They also gave voice to the people by highlighting the struggles, triumphs, and aspirations of the diverse communities of Punjab.
The writings of these authors have efficiently outlined the footprints of the Gurus and other personalities who have worked for the well-being of the region and its people. The literary works of many Punjabi writers, poets and playwrights have also been used at the international level as they used it by translating into various languages, including English, French, Spanish, and German, making them accessible to readers across the globe.
The writings of the authors also showcased the cultural richness and diversity of Punjab and offered numerous opportunities for the common people to get recognized beyond the political divide. They have also outlined the significance of the Punjabi language and literature and paved the path of opportunities for the region. They offer a unique approach to dialogue that transcends political, religious, and cultural differences and promotes mutual understanding and respect.