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The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with S. Tarsem] Murphy, Anne; Bhardwaj, Ajay


In this 2014 interview for Dr. Anne Murphy’s SSHRC-funded project “Transnational modern Punjabi literature and the pursuit of the secular,” S Tarsem speaks about how his brother influenced him to write and speak at an early age. This interview is a strong example of how literary traditions can be fostered within one's own household. In this interview, Tarsem goes on at length about the formation of literary communities and organizations that would hold meetings to discuss work and inspirations. Moreover, this interview provides a biographical view of S Tarsem and his involvement with Punjabi literature. Interview by then-Ph.D. student Ajay Bhardwaj. Funded by SSHRC Insight Development (430-2013-000121) and Insight (435-2017-0406) Grants.

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