BC To Celebrate Punjabi Literature Week, Dhahan Prize Awards $25,000 Grand Prize At UBC (Babushahi.com, by Baljit Balli, published Oct 31, 2016)
Jarnail Singh’s collection of short stories is powerful, as it explores the lived experience of immigrant Punjabis in North America. It was selected by the jurors to receive the Dhahan Prize from an impressive list of submissions”, said Barj S. Dhahan, Founder of the Prize.
Jarnail Singh won the annual Dhahan Prize for Kaale Varke (Black Pages), which deals with global issues and problems related with capitalism.
Second Prizes of $5,000 were also awarded to Zahid Hassan for Tassi Dharti (Thirsty Land) in Shahmukhi script, and Us Pal (That Moment) from Simran Dhaliwal in Gurmukhi script