The Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature celebrates the rich culture and transnational heritage of Punjabi literature and language. The prize aims to promote the growth of Punjabi language globally, as well as encourage new, emerging, and established writers working in the two Punjabi scripts, Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi.

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  • Dhahan Prize 2017 Youth Anthology Available for Purchase

    ​LOFTY HEIGHTS, the published anthology of the 2017 Dhahan Prize Youth Award winning stories is available for purchase through India Bookworld.

  • Dhahan Prize Youth Anthology Released

    Dhahan Prize is please to share that the anthology of winning stories from the 2017 Dhahan Prize Youth Awards has been published.

  • THE BRIDGE written by Harpreet Sekha

    The rivers of Western Punjab appear to be narrowing like those of Eastern Punjab... As we approached closer to the banks of dry Ravi, I saw a herd of buffaloes grazing on the lush green lands which reminded me of the fascinating story written by a renowned Punjabi author, Kulwant Singh Virk. ... Dr. Raghbir Singh Sirjana informed me about our visit to Virk’s birthplace and his native village called ‘Fulrwan’ in Sheikhupura district, which filled my heart with joy as if I had found a treasure.