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Dhahan Prize 2016 Awards Gala Promo

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.

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SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN: 2018 DHAHAN PRIZE FOR PUNJABI LITERATURE

Dhahan Prize 2016 Awards Gala Promo

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.

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Dhahan Prize 2016 Awards Gala Promo

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 stories of others.

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