The jail notebook of Shaheed Bhagat Singh will soon be available in the form of a coffee table book reproduced by his younger brother Kulbeer Singh's grandson Yadvinder Singh Sandhu.
Bhagat Singh's jail notebook, which contains the study notes written by him in jail, were handed over to his younger brother Kulbeer Singh just after his martyrdom. The notebook in original form is with the family since. A copy of the notebook is also available at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.
The jail notebook of Bhagat Singh was first published in Hindi in early 1990s. It was published in Punjabi as well in the late 1990s. A few years ago, the Punjab government had got it published during Bhagat Singh's birth centenary celebrations.
However, this is the first time that it will be available in the form of a coffee table book. The 288-page book includes scanned version of the original manuscript and the typed version on opposite pages.
"The original diary and notes within, as handed over to my ancestors, have been carefully preserved all these years," said Gurgaon-based Sandhu while talking to mediapersons at Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday.
He said that though manuscripts of Bhagat Singh had been in public domain for years now, these were all in bits and pieces.
There is no effort to describe or explain the writings in order to keep the originality of the manuscripts intact, said Sandhu, who heads a trust actively involved in promoting education in Haryana.
"The book is ready and the cover has been finalised. We will shortly release it at a national-level function," he said.