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ਲੂਣਾ (Luna)

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The book that won Shiv Kumar Batalvi the Sahita Akademi Award, Luna is a play written in verse.

The king of Sialkot marries a young girl called Luna. She falls in love with the king's son from his first marriage, Puran who is of her age. When Pooran repels her advances, she alleges misbehaviour by him to the king. Pooran is maimed and thrown into a well as a punishment. A s
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Hardcover, 180 pages
Published 1965
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Rahul Khanna Hello friends.
Many people ask me from where to read loona by shivkumar batalvi. My first suggestion is to buy this book, it is a jewel worth buying.…more
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Many people ask me from where to read loona by shivkumar batalvi. My first suggestion is to buy this book, it is a jewel worth buying. It is easily available in most of the books stores in Punjab. You can buy sampooran kav sangreh for about 400 rs.
But still if some one don't get this book here is very good website for Punjabi poetry. http://www.punjabi-kavita.com/LoonaSh... Read this book and let me know about the impact this master piece had on you.
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Rahul Khanna
Jun 20, 2013 Rahul Khanna rated it it was amazing
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It is Magnum opus of Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Either read or listen (songs) Shiv Kumar it always have deep meaning. He is not only a poet but also philosopher.
Shiv kumar depict Chamba city with following lines at the beginning of Luna.

Eh desh su chamba sohniye
Eh Ravi su darya(river)
Jo eravati kahavandi
Vichy dev-lok de ja
Eh dhi(daughter) hai pangi rishi di
Eh chandarbhaag bhra(brother)
Chambyali rani de Bali
Ehnu mehnge mul(cost) liya
Te tan hi dhi ton badal ke
Ehda puttar(son) naam piya
Chambiyali khat
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Dawinder Gill
Jan 25, 2013 Dawinder Gill rated it it was amazing
Awsm btalvi lv u
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Jun 26, 2013 Aristotle rated it it was amazing
'Luna' is a masterpiece, not only in its beautifully woven verse, but also in the study of human characters and circumstances. The book touches on multiple subjects, which it does not judge, but simply states them and leaves it for the reader to make up his own judgement.
I builds on the Punjabi folklore of 'Puran Bhagat' and then takes it to a whole new level, unshackling it from the restraints of patriarchy and morality. It is one of my all-time favourites.
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King of Sialkot marries a young girl Loona. She falls for his son (from 1st wife) Puran who is of her age. He declines her advances; she complains abt him; he’s punished (hands/feet amputated and thrown into a well). A guru rescues him; he gets well and becomes a Bhagat. Years later, Loona still childless comes to “the Bhagat”. The truth comes out; she admits her mistake; he forgives them and wishes a child, Rasalu.

That’s how the legend of Puran Bhagar has been told in Punjab for nearly two thou
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Good book
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Aug 22, 2014 Harbinder Singh rated it it was amazing
Shiv Kumar Batalvi is(was) one of the best Punjabi poet and Luna is one of his best Poetry type novel. I've read almost all of his books(poetry) and they all are amazing. And we're from the same hometown(Batala - hence 'Batalvi') :)
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that person thinks and thought how imagine an how he write his vision its miracle i love shiv kumar badalwi writes
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Shiv Kumar 'Batalvi' (Punjabi: ਸਿਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਬਟਾਲਵੀ) was a well-known Punjabi language poet. He was most famous for his romantic poetry which was noted for its heightened passion, pathos, separation and lovers' agony. He became the youngest recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967 for his epic verse play based on the ancient legend of Puran Bhagat, Luna (1965), now considered a masterpiece in mo ...more
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