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The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Dalip Kaur Tiwana] Murphy, Anne


In this 2016 interview for Dr. Anne Murphy’s SSHRC-funded project “Transnational modern Punjabi literature and the pursuit of the secular,” Dalip Kaur Tiwana, an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and professor discusses the diverse history of her village and how it was a space for revolution, learning, and kinship. This interview explores Dalip Kaur Tiwana's interest with literature and how her passion came to fruition despite her initial fear of schooling. Moreover, she speaks to how the Punjabi language embodies change and how literature embodies these changes, for example Dalip Kaur Tiwana reflects on Punjabi literature's role in the movement towards women's liberation, citing Amrita Pritam as an example. Interview by Dr. Anne Murphy. Funded by SSHRC Insight Development (430-2013-000121) and Insight (435-2017-0406) Grants.

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