SANT MĀL, by Bhāī Sobhā Rām, is an account in Punjabi verse, of the Sevāpanthī sect. The work, still unpublished, was completed in Bk 1923/AD 1866. A copy of the manuscript is preserved in Ḍerā Bhāī Rām Kishan, Paṭiālā. This manuscript copied in Bk1927/AD 1870 comprises 255 folios, each folio, 12/l/2" X 6/ 1/2", containing 16 lines. The work falls in the category of hagiographical writing and follows the Purāṅic style of narration. The manuscript contains detailed biographies of some of the important Sevāpanthī saints such as Bhāī Kanhaiyā, Sevā Rām, Aḍḍaṇ Shāh and Dukhbhañjan. Brief sketches are provided of some lesser-known Sevāpanthī saints such as Bhāī Dhanno, Gaṛh Maṅgū, Sadānand and Bhallā Rām. The work includes some indirect references to Mughal atrocities and the sufferings of the Sikhs during the eighteenth century.

        Valuable and interesting information, based on personal knowledge, is given about some of the eminent contemporary personalities such as Bedī Sāhib Siṅgh of Ūnā, Bābā Vaḍbhāg Siṅgh and Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh.


    Gurmukh Siṅgh, Sevā Panthīāṅ dī Pañjābi Sāhit nūṅ Deṇ. Patiala, 1986

Gurmukh Siṅgh