Nanak Singh’s Khooni Vaisakhi: The Poet and the Poem by Navdeep Singh Suri

Spring 2021 Abstract This paper provides insight into key aspects of the Punjabi poem, Khooni Vaisakhi, written byNanak Singh, who was present at the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 13 April, 1919, in Amritsar,Punjab. The poem was published in 1920, banned soon after, and was essentially lost for thenext 60 years. The current author translated the … Read more

Gathering the Vanishing History of Punjab and South Asia Through Crowdsourced Lived Memories by Guneeta Bhalla

Spring 2021 Abstract The 1947 Partition Archive is a crowdsourced oral history repository that trains and empowerscitizens to document life stories of those who witnessed the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.The novel methods for oral history documentation used by The 1947 Partition Archive aim todemocratize the telling of history by exploiting modern communication … Read more

Separation Without End: Translated Excerpts from Surjit Sarna’s Book, Vichode Ban Gaye Sadiyan by Navtej Singh Sarna

Spring 2021 Abstract This paper provides excerpts from a new translation of noted Punjabi poet Surjit Sarna’s book,Vichode Ban Gaye Sadiyan, written after the death of her husband, Mohinder Singh Sarna, also anoted Punjabi writer. The excerpts are organized around important places from Surjit Sarna’s lifeand her relationship with her husband, and not necessarily by … Read more