Mohinder Singh Sarna
Mohinder Singh Sarna (1923–2001) moved to Delhi from Rawalpindi after the tumultuous partition of India, and joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service in 1950. In a writing career spanning six decades, Sarna produced several volumes of poetry, short stories and novels, many of which have been widely translated into other Indian languages and made into telefilms. Sarna’s work has received critical acclaim, and is prescribed in university syllabi in India and abroad. He was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Sahitya Akademi award. He was married to noted Punjabi translator and poetess Surjit Sarna.
avtej Sarna is an Indian diplomat. He is the author of the novels The Exile and We Weren’t Lovers Like That; the short-story collection Winter Evenings; the non-fiction works The Book of Nanak and Folk Tales of Poland; and a translation of Guru Gobind Singh’s Zafarnama.