Published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta India, 1969
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. Calcutta: Writers Workshop Publication, 1969. First Edition. Very Good+ hardcover/ Very Good+ paper title label/no dust jacket; 8vo/8.75" tall, gilt lettered red handloom cloth with gilt medallion on front, purple/white/gold woven border; mild sunning to backstrip; unmarked, near new exterior and interior; unnumbered pages. A selection from 38 songs originally composed in Punjabi by Guru Nanak (1469-1539), founder of the Sikh religion: Songs 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 20, 23, 31, 33, & 34. This selection has been 'transcreated' by the poet P. Lal; it forms a sequel to his JAPJI: Volume One. Lal: "Some songs (Nos. 6, 14, 15) have been re-translated, to give readers an idea of how approaches to the same text may differ at different times of a transcreator's understanding of the meaning." ISBN: 088253-708-3.