GURPRAṆĀLĪ, by Gulāb Siṅgh is a genealogical account of the Gurūs beginning with Gurū Nānak's ancestors. The author, who was a Nirmalā scholar, completed this work, according to internal evidence, at Amritsar in 1908 Bk/AD 1851. The language is simple Hindi written in the Gurmukhī script. For his information the author has depended on Janam Sākhī and Gurbilās sources. He does not seem to have been particular about the accuracy of his dates. He places the birth of Gurū Nānak in the month of Kārtik which obviously is the result of the influence of Bālā account. The author correctly records 1661 Bk/AD 1604 as the year of the compilation of the Gurū Granth Sāhib, though errs in recording the year of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's birth.

         The work has since been included in an anthology entitled Gurpraṇālīāṅ published in 1964 by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar.

Bhagat Siṅgh