For the last 20 years some motivated Slanderers and Bhekhi Sikhs, living in their ivory towers of ignorance are crying from their roof tops that Guru Gobind Singh’s First Person Account in Chapter-6 of BACHITRA NATAK is a myth and not historical fact. These motivated hired writers and preachers are perhaps unaware of the fact that history is written on the basis of historical sources, sifting of available evidence and critical evaluation of the evidence from poetic, historical and narrative basis. I may emphatically state that these hired writers and preachers had relied more on political jargon, polemics, wild imaginative conjectural statements, knowing full well that they are not writing for the expert historians but to mislead the public. But to their misfortune the people are visiting Hemkunka Sahib regularly and the number of pilgrims is increasing every year.
There is a great Truth in the popular saying: “you can be fool some people for some time, but you cannot be fool all the people all the time”.
These NINDAKS are exposed worldwide and are isolated from the mainstream Sikhs and Gurdwaras.
I am appending below 10 historical sources which substantiates the primary evidence of BACHITRA NATAK to the hilt:
- Kavi Sainapati’s “Gur Sobha”(1711CE)
- Koer Singh’s “Gurbilas Patshahi 10” (1751CE)
- Sarup Das Bhalla’s “Mehima Prakash”(1767CE)
- Sukha Singh’s “Gurbilas Patshahi 10″(1798CE)
- Baba Sumer Singh’s “Sri Guru Prem-Pad Prakash”(1825CE)
- Veer Singh Bal’s “Singh Sagar”((1827CE)
- Kavi Santokh Singh’s “Suraj Prakash”(1843)
- Giani Gian Singh’s “Gur-Teerath Sangreh”(1880CE)
- Bhai Veer Singh’s “Kalgidhar Chamatkar”(1890CE)
- Duncan Greenlees,”The Gospel of Guru Granth Sahib”
These half-baked Agiyanis of Missionary School of thought had invented the biggest lie of the century that Bachitra Natak is written by some Sakat Poet, but their misleading lie is visible to a naked eye on the following counts:
- No name of any poet is mentioned in”Apani Katha:Autobiography of Guru Gobind Singh”
- It is a first person account and not a third person account to attribute it to any other poet,least of all to some Sakat poet.
- This is the second autobiography in Indian history;the first one was written during the time of Jahangir by a poet named Banarasi.Unfortunately,both these autobiographies are incomplete.
Let the Sangat be educated with these facts to expose and isolate these trouble-shooters in the public.
Dr Anurag Singh
(Director ‘Sikh Itihas Board’, SGPC)