Prof. Pritam Singh Section
Prof. Pritam Singh, was an eminent scholar, writer and author of over sixty books. He started his career as a lecturer in Punjabi at Doaba College Jalandhar in 1941 on obtaining two M.A. degrees in English and Persian. He joined Sikh National College Lahore as the Head of Persian and Punjabi Department. After partition of Punjab, he started working with Punjab University, Simla. In 1950, he joined Mahendra College Patiala as Head of the Post-Graduate Department of Punjabi. He served as principal of some Government Colleges including Government College, Ludhiana, Faridkot, etc. From 1972 to 1980, he served as the founder-chairman and head of the Centre for Guru Nanak Studies at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
Prof Pritam Singh, was a well-known and highly respected figure in literary circles, a scholar of great repute, a well-known author and editor of reputed journals in both English and Punjabi. He had served the cause of Punjab and Punjabi by collecting and preserving old manuscripts of Punjabi and has left a rich personal library with rare manuscripts. Professor Pritam Singh was a prominent and renowned intellectual from Punjab who during his lifetime wrote over 60 books on Punjabi Language, Punjabi Literature, Sikh History, Philosophy and other subjects.
Prof Pritam Singh's wish to donate his entire collection of manuscripts, rarebooks and books to Bhai Gurdas Central Library, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab) was fulfilled by his worthy son Prof. (Dr) Jai Rup Singh, (earlier Vice - Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar) now Vice-Chancellor Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.
Almost all the manuscripts have been digitized by Bhai Gurdas Central Library. Various techniques will increase the longer life of the Manuscripts and Rarebooks.
|Total no. of Manuscripts||1062|
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Prof. Pritam Singh Collection 's Catalogue