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This book tells the story of “Kedar” a young man who through life’s sometimes cruel plays, ends up affecting and impacting on the world and happiness of “Panna Lal and his family. This book is set in 1930’s Punjab, before partition and was originally written in the Punjabi Language. Navdeep Suri has translated this Indian classic masterfully, preserving the sadness and poeThis book tells the story of “Kedar” a young man who through life’s sometimes cruel plays, ends up affecting and impacting on the world and happiness of “Panna Lal and his family. This book is set in 1930’s Punjab, before partition and was originally written in the Punjabi Language. Navdeep Suri has translated this Indian classic masterfully, preserving the sadness and poetry that flow through this exceptional work. The Author, Nanak Singh has been described as the father of the Punjabi Novel...

Title : Saintly Sinner (Pavitra Paapi)
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ISBN : 8175390292
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Number of Pages : 216 Pages
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Saintly Sinner (Pavitra Paapi) Reviews

  • Roop Dhillon
    2019-03-21 12:41

    I have read the orginal Punjabi version, and It was my first Punjabi novel ( read that is). I enjoyed it, though I think there are better writers

  • Sarbjit
    2019-03-11 09:51

    This is a sad tale of "Kedar" who strives to do the right thing,but karma just won't let his off that easy.

  • Gurjit
    2019-03-01 09:52

    When i finished this book,its make me cry....Nanak Singh one of my favourite writer.

  • Dr. Nirav Parmar
    2019-03-13 10:49

    Just finished reading 'THE WATCHMAKER' a moving tale of love, respectand melancholy. The original work aptly titled 'pavitra paapi'describes the life of a man who's taken the support of lies to do thegodliest deed of preserving the ruth. A must read. book, a small 180 page paperback, caught my attention whilestrolling in the Second Amdavad National Book Fair, and I decided tobuy it as soon as I read the description on the back cover." Kedar, orphaned and penniless, comes to Rawalpindi in search of ajob. He finds employment as a watchmaker,but discovers, to his horror,that he has taken away Panna Lal's job, whose debts are mountins bythe day................"on the very first day of this job, a deadly curse falls on his headfrom the wrenched heart of this Pannalal who confesses in his letterthat he has not left him any option than to die.With this letter opens the story of this marvelous Punjabi classic byNanak Singh. The novel, starting from a brief prologue in a firstperson singular by the author keeps you rooted to the tale untill thelast page of the story. The way he has weaved the character of theWatchmaker, and the way he has tried to portray the emotions of a manorphaned and alone at too young an age.The second most important character in this book Veena, the adolescentdaughter of Pannalal, who has taken a prime spot in the heart of thisyoung man, and who impresses the reader with her simple yet elegantpoise, is a beauty everyone would praise for. The way her emotions,and her dilemma, and her sobs have been penned down in the novel, youalmost feel like entering the plot and patting her shoulder to easeher pain. A young girl of barely 15 who till a few days ago washappily playing in the rosy fantasies of a dreamlike marriage, findsherself in a tight, tearful a situation where she learns that the Manshe's taken care of as a big brother, homes feelings for her, andthreatens to die for her.Then there is Maya, the wife of that wretched man, who providesshelter and food to the stranger who's taken away her husband,harbours a motherly feeling for this young man Kedar,and showers allher affection on him. Coming so close to replace the original motherhe has lost a few years ago.The story is gripping from the start, and not a single word is wastedcarrying the unwanted frills other emo-writers would've invested upon.Its plain, its easy, its smooth. Its words are not heavy, and thelines are exactly the lines you'd have thought had you been in thecharacters's place. The author has narrated it so beautifully you'llnot notice a single flaw in the simple storyline.I'm suppersing my wish of writing too much in this review, lest Idisclose whole of the plot. So I end this post without probingfurther. In case you're looking for a classic tale, carrying thesimple and measured tones of the 50's era of righteousness and honour,this book is for you. I'm sure.

  • Gurdeep Singh
    2019-03-05 07:43

    good book

  • V.B. Eudaimonia
    2019-03-24 07:49

    If you have not read "Pavitar Paapi" then you have surely missed an illecebrous piece of writing skills. I am dazzled by the way in which he presents his characters and shows his own freedom using them as a means. Pavitar paapi has been translated into English under the name of "Saintly Sinner".Natasha Tolstoy, grand-daughter of novelist Leo Tolstoy, translated Nanak Singh's novel Chitta Lahu into Russian. She visited Nanak Singh in Amritsar to present the first copy of the translated novel to him.

  • Amandeepsingh
    2019-02-28 12:49

    this is my first novel i read ...m very thankfull to my a friend manpreet who give me this type of reading confidence

  • Anantha Bellary
    2019-03-24 12:35

    I liked the idea of going back in the past from the present in the beginning. Later narrating what had happened with a young lad. His passion for success in life, social being, love, affection, sacrifice and more than anything else having to tell lies so that he can manage the situation of the family. Then finally living a regretful life and getting his health deteriorated. But then actually happened is not what actually he had thought had happened. Fate........!

  • Mandeep Singh
    2019-02-21 05:51

    It was my 2nd novel. After reading this novel i sat in the corner and cried like a little kid for two hours. I can't forget those great chrs specially 'Veena'. I think i'm in love with her and i can literaly feel her

  • Amroz Gill
    2019-03-04 09:59

    I haven't read this book in punjabi but the English translation. Written by Nanak Singh and translated by his grandson it is poignant and moving true story of Kedar. Amazing book. The last scene had me in tears. A must read.

  • .03
    2019-03-24 04:32

    It is fantastic story for entertainment nothing else.. bcz from this i didnt learn any lesson except tht we should not hurt anybody.. also we shouldnt love tht guy or girl who takes you as him/her sister/brother... we should treat him or her as sis bro... thts all

  • Raman
    2019-02-27 06:57

    Brilliant Novel written by Nanak Singh Navalkar. There is also movie made on this novel in 1970. Please watch it on youtube available on the following link:,Raman Sangha

  • Ishwinder Sialy
    2019-03-02 06:42

    My friend suggested me to read this book, In starting it was a little bore but till the end it was a great story. After reading now i understood why it was called 'Pavitar Paapi', Great storyteller Nanak Singh.

  • Kulwinder Singh
    2019-03-22 11:56

    It is fantastic story forentertainment nothing else.. bczfrom this i didnt learn any lessonexcept tht we should not hurtanybody

  • Bhullar
    2019-03-16 08:35

    someone told me to read this novel

  • Jaswinder Singh
    2019-03-08 05:36

    A brilliant story telling by the author.

  • Sagar Soni
    2019-02-23 05:34

    Very nice book having a good story, Teachs that love doesn't meant to get each other.One must read it.

  • Kiran
    2019-03-01 07:46