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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  • Dhahan Prize 2016 Awards Gala Promo

    Please join us for the Dhahan Prize 2016 Awards Gala at the UBC Museum of Anthropology on October 29. For information contact [email protected]...

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    Keynote: Shauna Singh Baldwin speaks about One Life isn’t Enough

    Shauna Singh Baldwin impressed the audience of this year’s Dhahan Prize Awards Gala with her keynote “One life isn’t Enough.” The audience was left with thoughts of what stories are they creating and how are they partaking in the sharing of their stories and the......

  • Photo Credit: Chandra Bodalia
    Dhahan Prize 2015 Gallery

    The 2015 Dhahan Prize Gala took place on October 24th in Surrey, BC. In attendance were Darshan Singh, the 2015 first prize winner for his novel Lota, and Nain Sukh who won the second prize for his novel Madho Lal Hussain – Lahore Di Vel,......

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