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THE WORLD’S SIGNATURE PRIZE FOR PUNJABI LITERATURE

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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  • Canadian Consulate General to host literary tour for the Dhahan Prize

    WE are extremely pleased to let you know that the Canadian Consulate General (Chandigarh, India) is hosting a three city literary tour from March 6 to 8 for the Dhahan Prize accompanied by two Canadian Punjabi authors. A similar literary program will be held in Lahore, Pakistan hosted by the well-known Mr. Zubair Ahmad and Mr. Iqbal Kaiser, leaders of the Pakistan Punjabi arts and literary community on February 28th and March 1st.

  • SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN: 2018 DHAHAN PRIZE FOR PUNJABI LITERATURE

    Vancouver, BC (January 11, 2018) – Submissions are now open for the Dhahan Prize, the world’s signature prize in Punjabi literature. Authors who have published novels or short story collections in 2017 in either of the Punjabi scripts, Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi, are invited to submit their works for the $25,000 CDN grand prize. Two finalist prizes of $10,000 CDN will also be awarded. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018.

  • Proclamations for the 2017 Punjabi Literature Week awarded by British Columbia Provincial & City of Vancouver Governments

    Honourable Jinny Sims, B.C. Minister of Citizens' Services, presented Barj S. Dhahan with with Provincial Proclamation for the 2017 Punjabi Literature Week at the Dhahan Prize Award Ceremony. The City of Vancouver Proclamation was presented earlier at Vancouver's City Hall.