Foreword by Akali Nihang Kamalroop Singh
The Hanuman Natak is a play about Ram Chandra written in verse by the poet Hirdaya Ram Bhalla.
The Hanūmān Nāṭak is a play about Ram Chandra written in verse by the poet Hirdaya Ram Bhalla. According to Bhai Kanh Singh Nabha some poets have recorded that Hanuman wrote it himself as, but inorder to not decrease the splendar of the Rāmayaṇ of Valmik he threw it into the sea. In the times of Raja Bhoj pearl drivers found the tablets it was inscribed on, the King then got all of the tablets from the sea, and where there were any missing passages Damodar Missar recorded new verses. The version in Braj Bhasha presented here, by Hirdaya Ram – a Bhalla, who was from the Court of Jahangir in 1680 VS/ 1623 AD.
Dr Kamalroop Singh has adds the introduction to the text and the importance the text playes from the Mughal Court of Jahangir to the Court of Guru Gobind Singh.
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