Giani Gurdit Singh ji left us a year ago. On Thursday, January 17, 2008, the house that he build and where he lived the last many years of his life, was filled with the holy gurbani as members of the Akhand Kirtani Jatha recited shabads.
Those who were close to him had gathered to remember him. We were all there—my mother Sardarni Inderjit Kaur, my brother Ravinder and our families. This was essentially a private family function that had not been notified publicly, but then with Papa, things were informal.
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Mera Pind, the classic by Giani Gurdit Singh ji has been reprinted because of popular and sustained demand for this book that has been in continuous print from 1961.
The new, eighth, edition is 480 pages and has been typeset again. It is now in a bigger type face and even the original graphics made by Ishwar Chitarkar, have been made bolder and better.
The cover illustration is by the artist R M Singh, who has been designing all the covers of Giani Gurdit Singh ji’s books for many years now. The background of a mud-covered house is taken from a photograph, shot by Roopinder Singh, of a house in Mithewal, the village that is Mera Pind.
The book has been printed on superior, imported paper and is available in both, soft cover and hardbound editions.