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Beyond the Village Pond: Reflections on the Culture of Punjab

Beyond the Village Pond: Reflections on the Culture of Punjab

Shivdev Singh

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Non-fiction

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Paperback with flaps

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$9.99

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(Paperback | ISBN 9789385288890 | 111 pages | September 2015)

Summary

For centuries, Punjab has been famed for the robust, life-affirming spirit of its people—their industriousness, fortitude, vitality and joie de vivre. It is a spirit and an attitude that informs everyday life in Punjab today—despite all its challenges—as it did in the past.

In Beyond the Village Pond, Shivdev Singh draws upon memories of his childhood and early youth to paint an affectionate and idyllic picture of life in Punjab, especially rural Punjab. In lyrical prose he shows us villages where dawn breaks to the song of a farmer walking to his fields, and dusk falls softly to the sound of cattle coming home for the night; where elderly friends spend long hours reminiscing in the winter sun, and young lovers spar playfully in springtime fairs.

Beautifully illustrated, and containing sparkling translations of Punjabi folk songs, this charming book is a nostalgic tribute to all that is worth cherishing in the timeless heritage of the Land of Five Rivers.


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About the author

Shivdev Singh

Born in Punjab, Shivdev Singh studied medicine at the Government Medical College, Patiala and moved to the US in 1971. After over three decades as a paediatric surgeon there, he gave up surgery to pursue art full time and trained at the Art Institute of California. He has held exhibitions of his paintings in California, […]

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