Punjabi poetry, in its nascent form, emerged under patronage of Shah Sharaf, Ali Haider, Shah Hussain and Bulleh Shah, as Sufi poetry. Over the time, it has undergone several developments and what we read today is the modern poetry. Most of these books are full of rich traditional verses that bring the true Punjabi culture in front of you. It was first written in
Mahajani Script, derived from Sanskrit, when there was no official script for Punjabi language. Later on, when second Sikh Guru Angad Devi Ji invented the script Gurumukhi, it gave a new direction to Punjabi literature and poetry.
Some of the eminent poets who have taken the Punjabi poetry to new horizons are Amrita Pritam, Mohan Singh, Pritam Singh Safeer, Bawa Balwant and Santokh Singh Dhir. Additionally, some of the eminent poets of modern era are Shameel, Harcharan Singh Gill, Parminder Musafir, Shiv Kumar Batalvi and Sukhwinder Amrit. All of these have contributed to the development of Punjabi poetry books in their own ways.
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