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UBC Libraries Guide for Punjabi Studies

UBC Libraries Guide for Asian Canadian Archival materials (Rare Books and Special Collections).

On-line Resources on Modern Punjabi Language and Literature:

  1. Hear from renowned authors Ajeet Cour and Kartar Singh Duggal, courtesy of the US Library of Congress “South Asian Literary Recordings Project”:  &
  2. Explore the rich online archive made available by Saeed Bhutta:
  3. The “Apna” website: “The Academy of the Punjab in North America,” provides access to a wide range of Punjabi language and literary resources
  4. “Kitab Trinjan”: a Facebook page dedicated to Punjabi culture
  5. The 1947 Partition Oral History project:
  6. The Research Centre for Punjabi Language Technology, Punjabi University, Patiala, which provides resources for Punjabi language learning, script transliteration (to/from Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi), online access to the University’s excellent Punjabi-English dictionary, and more:
  7. The YouTube Channel of the Lyallpur Young Historians Club offers lectures on various topics related to Punjabi culture
  8.  Pakistani Punjabi literary journals are available through the online collection at the Lahore University of Management Sciences: also the collection we have available on this site). (See also the collection we have available on this site).
  9. The online archives of the Punjabi language journal Sirjana, and the blog for the early Punjabi literary magazine PreetLari.

Resources on Punjabi Canadian literature, courtesy of Sukhwant Hundal:

1) Canadian Punjabi Writers’ Books (ਕੈਨੇਡੀਅਨ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲੇਖਕਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ). This page provides list of books written by Punjabi writers. Information is accurate up to 2015.ਕੈਨੇਡੀਅਨ_ਪੰਜਾਬੀ_ਲੇਖਕਾਂ_ਦੀਆਂ_ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ

2) South Asian writers in Canada: a bio-bibliographical study By: Chilana, Rajwant Singh (published in 2017)

3) ਸਿਰਜਣਾਦੇ 25 ਵਰ੍ਹੇ (ਸੋਵੀਨਾਰ)

This document was prepared in 1998 (at the 25th anniversary of Punjabi Writers’ Forum, Vancouver). It contains an article that provides a historical overview of Punjabi Writers Forum activties. It also has interviews with the long-time members of the Writers Forum and brief introductions about Punjabi Writers’ Forum members.

4) ਵਤਨ-ਜਲੁਾਈ/ਅਗਸਤ/ਸਤੰਬਰ-1991

This issue of Watan is a special issue about the Canadian Punjabi Theatre (1972-1991). It provides a comprehensive list of theatre performances that happened during 1972-1991 in Canada, brief introductions about theatre practioners in Canada. From this issue, you can get valuable information about those writers, who were involved in Canadian Punjabi Theatre.

Available at:

Punjabi Canadian Writers’ Blogs:

Punjabi Lekhak Manch:

Ajmer Rode:

Sadhu Binning:

Surjeet Kalsey:

Sukhwant Hundal:


Canadian Punjabi Literature in English Translation: Historical Aspect by Surjeet Kalsey. ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੇ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸਾਿਹਤ ਦਾ ਅੰਗ੍ਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ: ਇਿਤਹਾਸਕ ਪੱਖ/ਸੁਰਜੀਤ ਕਲਸੀ Available in English and Punjabi at:

Punjabi Canadian Literature: A Brief Introduction – Sadhu Binning, Available at:

Vancouver Sath Theater: Direction and Development- Sadhu Binning. Available at:


General Online Resources on South Asian Languages

  1. The Digital South Asia Library