Shan Gurdev Singh
Illustrations by Tito Singh Metge
Published by Flying Fig Two Lions,
hardcover pages 95
Thirty popular, as well as forgotten songs, resplendent with the essence of Punjab, have been collected and translated by Shan Gurdev Singh. Twelve color illustrations enhance the songs. A major motivation behind the book was the fact that it was the preservation of the country’s heritage that was been lost, especially amongst the younger generation in India and overseas. The original version of the songs were also been distorted. Shan also thought that it would be interesting for people to see the traditional lyrics illustrated. Those who know the songs will reminiscence and sing with a tear in their eye, while ‘Songs Remembered’ is an apt introduction to new acquaintances, who will be moved by the emotions they express.