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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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  • THE BRIDGE written by Harpreet Sekha

    The rivers of Western Punjab appear to be narrowing like those of Eastern Punjab...

  • From The Dhahan Prize Literary Tour – Heer Waris Shah

    Waris Shah immortalized the message of Sufi mysticism through his writing. Heer is an embodiment of universal love that resides in every soul. Heer is not just a narrative of romance, it portrays the unequalled female protagonist of the land of the five rivers, Punjab. Waris Shah could not ignore the troubled times and hypocrisy of the age and through his writing he exposed the corrupt, decadent, regressive religious and secular institutions serving the interests of the status quo. He confronted the eighteenth century social and intellectual discourse by recreating Heer and his poetry remains unparalleled in the history of Punjabi Literature.

  • 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.