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The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Salima Hashmi] Murphy, Anne


In this 2013 interview for Dr. Anne Murphy’s SSHRC-funded project “Transnational modern Punjabi literature and the pursuit of the secular,” Educator and artist, Salima Hashmi speaks to the importance of learning and teaching at the institutional level. Moreover, she speaks to the ways in which education has transformed in a post-colonial setting marked by western influence, speaking to both the benefits and drawbacks of this. Accordingly, she articulates the impact of the absence of Punjabi as a spoken and learned language at the college and university level. Interview by Dr. Anne Murphy.

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