PARCHĪĀṄ PĀTSHĀĪ 10 is an anonymous and so far unpublished work, comprising 50 parchīs or stories from the life of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh (MS. held at the Khālsā College, Amritsar, under MS. No. 2300E). Of the 45 folios, 14 describe in brief the lives of the first nine Gurūs; the rest are devoted to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh. Special mention is made of the Zafarnāmah at which point the Gurū's major battles against the hill chiefs and the Mughal government are alluded to. The abolition of the institution of masands is ascribed to the corruption that had overtaken it. Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's friendship with Bahadur Shāh, son of Emperor Auraṅgzīb, is justified on the ground that he (Bahādur Shāh) was a great lover of saints and had served them with devotion in his previous life. The circumstances of the death of the Gurū are described in some detail. His orders for Sikhs to venerate the Ādi Granth as Gurū after him and to read bāṇī daily are said to have been explained to a Sikh named Prahlad Siṅgh. A great part of Rahitnāmā Prahlād Siṅgh is reproduced in the text in 31 stanzas in a mixed form of poetry and prose.

Sarmukh Siṅgh Amole