To mark the 250th anniversary of the book, ‘Heer Waris Shah’ (1766), Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, is set to host a week-long exhibition, Waris Shah the Heer, from October 20 to 27. The exhibition will be open for public from 9.30am to 5pm.
The department of history and department of ancient Indian history, culture and archaeology (AIHC&A) are organising the exhibition at the museum of AIHC&A in PU.
As many as 83 illustrations, murals and paintings of Heer and Ranjha that have been collected from numerous places in India, Pakistan and England, will be displayed at the exhibition.
The exhibition has been curated by Prof Ishwar Dayal Gaur, professor of history. Prof Sukhmani Bal Riar is the organising chairperson of the exhibition, and Paru Bal Sidhu is the organising secretary.
Padma Shri Surjit Patar will be the chief guest and noted theatre personality Prof Rani Balbir Kaur will be the guest of honour. The function will be presided over by V-C Arun Kumar Grover at the PL Anand Auditorium at 10am today. The folk legend of Hir and Ranjha were versified by the celebrated Qissakar of Punjab,Warish Shah in 1766. Hir Waris serves as a bridge to unite Punjabis across the borders and boundaries of every shade and variety.