I took punjabi as an optional subject for my 12th board exams, and "Chitta Lahu" was part of the board curriculum. have read it then.
In another thread someone was asking for subject matter for punjabimovies..I think this novel can be translated into a movie. I'm not sure if its already been done?
5jabiportal wrote: Hun vi likhda eho jehay novel koi......is it even possible in this day and age of reality shows and never ending soap operas!!!
Recently I was reading an article in Tribune about "lost art of reading" and if the "books" and the "habbit of reading" will survive against the digital age of ultra short instant information. I liked a particular argument in favour of the books....I'm quoting it below....
"That’s why we need books, and why I believe they will survive. Because most humans have a desire to engage in deep thought and deep concentration. Those muscles are necessary for deep feeling and deep engagement. Most humans don’t just want mental snacks forever; they also want meals. The twenty hours it takes to read a book require a sustained concentration that’s hard to get anywhere else. Sure, you can do that with a DVD boxset too — but your relationship to TV will always ultimately be that of a passive spectator. With any book, you are the co-creator, imagining it as you go. As Kurt Vonnegut put it, literature is the only art form in which the audience plays the score."
So it seems books are here to stay :-)