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  1. Sat Sri Akal Guys For those of you wanting to help support my efforts in creating a Punjabi Literature fo run in the west please see this link and support the book..Please share with as many people as possible Thanks https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Roop_Dhillon_Samurai_ਸਮ_ਰ_ਈ_ਇ_ਕ_ਪ_ਜ_ਬ_ਨ_ਵਲ?id=U9tFEAAAQBAJ&fbclid=IwAR08F22t9Jj5gCfwpWo7IOGkgZoV7PrXjgBXfPIg2M8suaj6I4R8joTjFA0 https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Roop_Dhillon_Samurai_ਸਮ_ਰ_ਈ_ਇ_ਕ_ਪ_ਜ_ਬ_ਨ_ਵਲ?id=U9tFEAAAQBAJ&fbclid=IwAR08F22t9Jj5gCfwpWo7IOGkgZoV7PrXjgBXfPIg2M8suaj6I4R8joTjFA0
  2. DHAHAN PRIZE ANNOUNCES 2021 Short List FOR BEST PUNJABI FICTION The Dhahan Prize founder Barj (Barjinder) S. Dhahan and Dr. Sadhu Binning, Chair of the Advisory Committee, are pleased to announce the 2021 Short List. Following this announcement one book and its author will be highlighted daily on the Dhahan Prize Facebook. On October 14,2021 the Dhahan Prize will announce the 2021 winning book along with two finalists, one in each of the two Punjabi scripts. Mr. Dhahan and Dr. Binning are grateful to the jury panel for their dedication, integrity, and professionalism in collaboratively selecting the short list and the three winning books from outstanding books of fiction submitted this year. Apne Apne Marseia (Short Stories), Sarghi, Chetna Parkashan, Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana Ik Totta Janam Bhoomi (Novel), Harjit Kaur Virk, Sangam Publications, Samana, Patiala Jogi, Sap, Trah (Short Stories), Nain Sukh, Kitab Trinjan, Lahore, Pakistan Mil Gya Nickels (Short Stories), Kuljit Maan, Chetna Parkashan, Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana Mitti Bol Peye (Novel), Balbir Madhopuri, Navyug Publishers, New Delhi Siyasat Khed Siyasat (Short Stories), Jinder, Sangam Publications, Samana, Patiala Swaha (Novel), Gursewak Singh Preet, Chetna Parkashan, Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana Urf Roshi Jallad (Short Stories), Jasvir Singh Rana, Autumn Art (India), Patiala ਢਾਹਾਂ ਇਨਾਮ 2021 – ਛੋਟੀ ਸੂਚੀ ਦਾ ਐਲਾਨ ਢਾਹਾਂ ਇਨਾਮ ਦੇ ਬਾਨੀ ਬਾਰਜ (ਬਰਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ) ਢਾਹਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਇਨਾਮ ਦੀ ਸਲਾਹਕਾਰ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਦੇ ਮੁਖੀ ਡਾ. ਸਾਧੂ ਬਿਨਿੰਗ ਬੜੇ ਉਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਅਤੇ ਖੁਸ਼ੀ ਨਾਲ ਢਾਹਾਂ ਇਨਾਮ 2021 ਦੀ ਛੋਟੀ ਸੂਚੀ ਦਾ ਐਲਾਨ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ। ਐਲਾਨ ਤੋਂ ਛੇਤੀ ਹੀ ਬਾਅਦ, ਹਰ ਰੋਜ਼ ਛੋਟੀ ਸੂਚੀ ਮੁਤਾਬਿਕ ਇਕ ਕਿਤਾਬ ਦਾ ਸੰਖੇਪ ਹਵਾਲਾ, ਫੋਟੋ ਅਤੇ ਲੇਖਕ ਦੀ ਫੋਟੋ ਪੋਸਟ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾਣਗੇ। ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 14, 2021 ਨੂੰ ਇਸੇ ਸੂਚੀ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਇਕ ਜੇਤੂ ਅਤੇ 2 ਫਾਇਨਲਿਸਟ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਲੇਖਕਾਂ ਦਾ ਐਲਾਨ ਵੀ ਕਰਨਗੇ। ਇਹ ਜਿਊਰੀ ਸਮੂਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਵੀ ਤਹਿ ਦਿਲੋਂ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਬੇਹੱਦ ਮਿਹਨਤ, ਇਮਾਨਦਾਰੀ, ਨਿਰਪੱਖਤਾ, ਲਗਨ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣਾ ਕੀਮਤੀ ਸਮਾਂ ਲਾ ਕੇ ਵਿਸ਼ਾਲ ਵਿਸ਼ਿਆਂ, ਗਲਪ ਦੀ ਡੂੰਘਾਈ ਅਤੇ ਕਥਾ ਪਰਸੰਗ ’ਤੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ-ਵਟਾਂਦਰਾ ਅਤੇ ਮੁਲਾਂਕਣ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ। ਆਪਣੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਮਰਸੀਏ (ਕਹਾਣੀ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਹਿ), ਸਰਘੀ, ਚੇਤਨਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਨ, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਵਨ, ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਇੱਕ ਟੋਟਾ ਜਨਮ ਭੂਮੀ (ਨਾਵਲ), ਹਰਜੀਤ ਕੌਰ ਵਿਰਕ, ਸੰਗਮ ਪਬਲੀਕੇਸ਼ਨਜ਼, ਸਮਾਣਾ, ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਜੋਗੀ, ਸੱਪ, ਤਰਾਹ (ਕਹਾਣੀ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਹਿ), ਨੈਨ ਸੁੱਖ, ਕਿਤਾਬ ਤ੍ਰਿੰਞਣ, ਲਾਹੌਰ, ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਮਿਲ ਗਿਆ ਨੈੱਕਲੈਸ (ਕਹਾਣੀ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਹਿ), ਕੁਲਜੀਤ ਮਾਨ, ਚੇਤਨਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਨ, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਵਨ, ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਮਿੱਟੀ ਬੋਲ ਪਈ (ਨਾਵਲ), ਬਲਵੀਰ ਮਾਧੋਪੁਰੀ, ਨਵਯੁਗ ਪਬਲਿਸ਼ਰਜ਼, ਨਵੀਂ ਦਿੱਲੀ ਸਿਆਸਤ ਖੇਡ ਸਿਆਸਤ (ਕਹਾਣੀ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਹਿ), ਜਿੰਦਰ, ਸੰਗਮ ਪਬਲੀਕੇਸ਼ਨਜ਼, ਸਮਾਣਾ, ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਸਵਾਹਾ (ਨਾਵਲ), ਗੁਰਸੇਵਕ ਸਿੰਘ ਪ੍ਰੀਤ, ਚੇਤਨਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਨ, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਵਨ, ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਉਰਫ ਰੋਸ਼ੀ ਜੱਲਾਦ (ਕਹਾਣੀ ਸੰਗ੍ਰਹਿ), ਜਸਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਰਾਣਾ, ਔਟਮ ਆਰਟ (ਇੰਡੀਆ), ਪਟਿਆਲਾ
  3. ਆਓ ਸਾਊਥਹਾਲ ਜਾਗਰਿਤੀ ਸਾਹਿਤ ਲਹਿਰ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕਰੀਏ
  4. https://www.barusahib.org/Assets/Publications/PunjabiPrimer.pdf I used this to teach my kids..along with audio tools from PC world re Panjabi language and the 5abi.com link this should be enough to start anyone off..good luck
  5. Please note the link below assumes you can already speak it reasonably fluently and just want to learn to read and write http://5abi.com/5ratan/
  6. sahi gal...par kale western dee nahi gal hai,. assi western diah changian aadataan nahi chukde ( jive mard zanani dee barabari, jaas kanun dee izzat, jo khud izzat karda insaan nu,) par barhiaan addataan chuk de ne ( drugs, aseelpuna vagair vagair),,gal hai sadie bollywood ne vee khus ay sab kujh promote keeta hai
  7. Agreed. I've doing a lot of thinking about why Punjabi has failed post 1947 and these are my conclusions. Tis might be more relevant in the section I called Gurmukhi is it Punjabi Alphabet etc... 1) In Punjab a) Hindification / Urduisation/ Arabisation/ Angloisation is happening because fundamentally for a language to be used it has to have economic value. These others are taking over as in the rest of the Indian subcontinent Industrialisation has occurred and those languages are building a business and science vocab. Punjabi is not b) Where intellectuals are developing such words its unnatural as they are being coined in the corridors of universities , or books like I myself am guilty and often these are taking Sanskrit or Arabic as the root and have no link with ordinary people's everyday life. It may be better just to absorb the English words for these things into Punjabi c) Punjabis do not have the reading habit culturally. English, Russian etc do. Fact is they never did before Industrialisation in their countries, but post industrialization their languages fulfilled point a & b and that is why they have a reading public. Initially language in those cultures was also to communicate religion but now in a post industrial world it is everyone's language so its literature has succeeded. We don't have a reading public and in Punjab that is due to laziness, lack of education and all points discussed above d) Industrialisation is needed in Punjab and despite my support for the farmers against the current Indian Regime, the situation will not improve until people in Punjab replace their farms with factories , service and tourist industry etc. If that doesn't happen there will be no jobs for the locals who will continue leaving or to secure a job will give Hindi and English preference. This has already happened. If not reversed in the next decade it is the end of Punjabi ( separate issue to the Gurmukhi alphabet ) 2) in the west a) everything said in point 1 b) lack of interest as Sikhi, Islam and Hindu faith can all be communicated in English nowadays. c) Laziness on part of UK Punjabis who see a foreign alphabet and run a mile to wanting to use English alphabet d) If we don't speak Punjabi at home with our kids ( who already know English from TV, School and outside world and are frankly schooled in it) the next step of reading and writing is irrelevant e) Bad teaching and over reliance on uneducated volunteers who are not educators and expectation that its only the Gurdwara's responsibility. This is not true. It's the fault of parents and ourselves. f) No economic incentive to learn it g) the most controversial comment I can make is we have limited ourselves to only look through religious eyes and not scientifically questioning ones. Too many uneducated Punjabi villagers ( and our parents who come from the same place) have looked at Sikhi through Hindu eyes, western defined ( The white man named Sikhi as Sikhism a religion) eyes and forget that Guru Nanak although a believer in God, did not mean an Abrahamic God or a Hindu one, but a concept set in the Mool Mantra which in 21st western terms is not too far off the George Lucas concept of the Force. Also enlightenment then as per this reading of the Mool Mantra is being educated and always seeking the truth and knowledge but never ever being able to comprehend it all. In this way the Sikh "God" is genderless and is ultimately not a physical God figure but an idea about creation. The Gurus within the knowledge of their century defined it as they understood it but careful not to define it too solidly. Also to communicate to the uneducated public had to put in in simple terms which sadly meant their metaphors have been taken literally. Sikhi should always be not redefining itself but comparing the Adi Granth to current knowledge and relooking at the world. We are famously taught how Guru Nanak rejected superstition and blind belief. And yet most of use are now more interested in the ceremonies, similar to the ones he criticized rather than the point the 10 Gurus made. In short in terms of Punjabi Language, we need to go beyond such blind religious beliefs and like the Gurus question society and the universe. That means Punjabis need to educate themselves and have intellectual debates. It means Punjabi needs to become scientific. Also to add to all of this, we need 1) Rich Capitalists to make Punjab first an industrial society, then a post industrial society to evolve the language and make it useful 2) the Scientists etc then to make words and terms that fit the age and ensure they are part of the people's vocabulary 3) Give the general public economic reasons to speak and read punjabi..Art is not good enough on its own to convince them
  8. Thanks. I'm just an amateur. Many who are hung up on correct grammar ( both from India and Pakistan) focus on that and not the content. They won't agree with you. But it is a taste thing, as those from the same locations that bother to focus on the stories or want something fresh seem to like what I am trying to do. I think each book is an improvement punjabi wise on the previous ...hopefully...its now a case of trying to get us westerners equally hooked on Punjabi language fiction and reading habits...a habit that doesn't exist amongst too many punjabis whichever religion they are from, which is why the rest of India are ahead in the development of their own languages...we punjabis whilst very religious do seem to focus on easy for the mind stuff like modern punjabi songs, Bollywood etc and not intellectual pursuits
  9. Let's keep this thread more about what it was orginally, trying to get people to focus on learning Punjabi ( Gurmukhi) to read and write, be it for reading fiction, history or the Adi Granth. I agree with everyone re the other points. The fact is 99% of Punjabi music is not produced in the west. It is produced in India so its a mute point to blame western culture. We the Punjabi public consume this crap and have been dong so for decades. Look how Hindi Cinema portray Sikhs as stupid angry warriors only. The image is either the anti Muslim Sunny Deol of Gaddar fame, or Akshay Kumar of Singh is King. We buy into it and make weak jokey Punjabi films with singers who can't act etc. It all adds to the problem. But that is all for another thread. Re this one , the focus is simple 1) Create your own local book club 2) Create your own local groups to teach Punjabi properly 3) Or contact Kulwant Dhillon and see where that leads
  10. There is a free online version, but it excludes the English sections ( The printed version of the book has sections written in English on purpose which make sense to the story) The idea was given to me by Tolstoy, as the orginal War and Peace is 75% in Russian but 25% in French, as most Russians also spoke French in the way Punjabis speak English See links https://www.blurb.com/books/5057516 http://www.5abi.com/dharavahak/urra-onkar/01-onkar-dhillon-281211.htm
  11. https://apnaorg.com/books/gurmukhi/samurai/book.php?fldr=book My novel Samurai
  12. https://apnaorg.com/books/gurmukhi/gunda/book.php?fldr=book My novella, Gunda
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