My great grandfather Pir Nek Alam Cheema was a Head Master and had taught in many Government schools in Gujrat and Jhelum districts before the Partition. He had also obtained law degree but I think he did not practice law. He has written three books in Punjabi, namely ‘Poh Phutti’, ‘Suchi Maala’ and ‘Asghar Sughraan’.
‘Poh Phutti’ (Crack of Dawn) is a 64-page book of Punjabi poetry. It was once in the syllabus of Punjabi Fazil and Adib Fazil examinations of Punjab University. This book has many topics, mainly advice to daughters, address to young girls, advice to adult girls, address to grown ups, spiritual touch, Rajoo towards Dastan (Story), followed by Pir Ka Banjara.
This book was got reprinted by our uncle Haji Abdul Shakoor Cheema (Late), father of Lt Col Sajid Bari Cheema (3rd Special Short Course) ex 23 FF. The complete poem titled ‘Poh Phutti’ and the Sabab e-Tasneef (Cause of writing) has been covered from pages 3 to 13. These pages are posted here.
I am thankful to Lt Col Sajid Bari Cheema for contributing the first 13 pages of this book.
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