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Surinder Dhanjal

Surinder Dhanjal (Poet, Critic, Journalist, Computer Scientist and Electrical Engineer) has published several books of Punjabi Poetry. His poetry is a unique combination of revolutionary, scientific, parvasee and modern sensibility. His poems have been translated in English, Hindi and Urdu. He has given poetry readings on Radio, TV, and stage in Canada, USA, UK, and India. He was the founding Editor of literary and cultural magazine of Punjabi language WATNO DUR published in Canada from July 1973 to April 1986. He is the founding General Secretary of many organizations including Punjab Cultural Association Vancouver (November 1972), Punjabi Literary Association (currently known as Writers' Forum) Vancouver (1973), and a theatre organization Watno Dur Art Foundation Vancouver (1974). He directed the first Punjabi play of Canada in Vancouver on Dec 16, 1972, and directed the first local Punjabi play of Alberta in Grande Prairie in 1983. He is the founding Convenor of PASH MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL TRUST dedicated to the memory of revolutionary Punjabi Poet PASH (Avtar Singh Sandhu) assassinated by Khalistanis on March 23, 1988. After teaching Computing Science at the University of Alberta Edmonton from 1985 to 1989, he has been teaching Computing Science in the Thompson Rivers University (formerly University College of the Cariboo) Kamloops since August 1989. His research papers have been published in international conferences held in Italy, Greece, USA and Canada. He lives in Kamloops with his wife Balbir and daughter Samta. PUBLICATIONS: PASH TA(N) SOORAJ SI (co-editor: Sohan Singh Sandhu). Pash memorial International Trust, September 2007 NATAK, RUNGMUNCH, ATAMJIT ATEY KAMLOOPS DIA(N) MACHHIA(N). Indian Workers Association Calgary, November 1998 PASH DI YAAD VICH DUS KAVITAVA(N). Pash Memorial International Trust, March 1991 ZAKHMA(N) DI FASAL. Balraj Sahni Parkashan Amritsar, April 1985 TINN KON (coauthors; Iqbal Ramoowalia & Sukhinder). Watno Dur Publications, Vancouver, April 1979 SOORJA(N) DE HUMSAFAR. Sooraj Parkashan, May 1972 AWARDS: Surinder Hem Jyoti Award from Punjab Lok Sabhiachark Munch & Sahitya Academy, 22 July 2007 Sant Ram Udasi Memorial Award, 18 December 2004 Haryana Punjabi Lekhak Sabha & Pargatisheel Lekhak Sungh (Progressive Writers Association) Award, 1 Aug 1999 Medal for standing first in the HONOURS IN PUNJABI examination of Punjab University, 1970

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