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From WARIS TO HEER

I am the story of the perennial lovers, Ranjha and Heer.

I am the story of Waris Shah, of Bulleh Shah’s dhammal, the rise of the Sikh misl and the fall of the Mughal Empire.

I am a story told in two parts, in two different narrative styles.

On the one hand, I am the story of a young Waris, displaced from his home and his journey to Kasur, Pakpattan and Malka Hans, where he finally composed this most iconic love legend of Punjab.

On the other hand, I am the story of Heer and Ranjha, being written by Waris Shah.

Throughout the novel, I flow between these two narratives, these two worlds—of eighteenth-century Punjab and a timeless Punjab.

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Press

Again to the legend of all legends: Waris Shah to Heer and her Ranjha. Hindustan Times. April 7, 2024.

Pre-colonial religious sensibilities didn’t differentiate much between Hindu, Muslim traditions. Life and More. March 22, 2024.

Book Excerpt: The Immortal Legend of Waris’s Heer. The Wire.in. March 9, 2024.

Book Excerpt: A new novel imagines the life of Waris Shah, the creator of the evergreen lovers Heer and Ranjha. Scroll.in. March 12, 2024.

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