The Punjabi Oral History Program continued in the 2012-2013 academic year, with the generous support of the Canada India Education Society. Students explored Punjabi literature produced in British Columbia, with a special focus on representations of the Komagata Maru incident. This took place in anticipation of the centenary of the Incident in 2014 (see above for more on the commemoration of the incident at UBC). Students read plays that relate to the Incident, as well as more general literature from the Punjabi-language writing community of the area, and engaged in oral history collection among writers and others.

The final results of the program were aired at the Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program on March 7, 2013 (see above under “Annual Event”). They were also aired in the “Ma Boli” Punjabi-langauge film festival happening in Vancouver April 19-21, 2013.

Student Video: Punjabi Women in Writing

Student Video: “Harchand Singh Bagri: Versatile in creations and themes”:

Student Video: The Komagata Maru: A Continuing Journey

Complete (raw) Interview Footage: