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AJMER RODE

 

We believe writers live on earth not in a country or a foreign country. We refuse to accept political boundaries that divide the earth. These boundaries are artificial and drawn with violence. Our concern is with suffering and  solace of humans, with their passion to live, with the blade of grass that holds on to verdure as the desert advances.

                                                        -Leela

 

Ajmer Rode writes in English and Punjabi and has published books of poetry, plays non-fiction and translations.  He has been an active member of The Writers Union of Canada and Vancouver Punjabi Writers Forum and is a founding member of several Indo Canadian literary and performing arts associations in Vancouver where he currently lives. 

His latest book Leela co-authored with Navtej Bharati is more than 1000 pages long and is being translated into English.   "I feel Leela is one of  the most important Punjabi poetry books of our century"  - Surjeet Pattar. 

Poems At My Doorstep is one of  his poetry books in English. "To write good poetry in two languages is akin to mastering both piano and violin" - John Moor.

"Ajmer Rode occupies a unique place among the well known overseas authors who are making Punjabi literature rich. He has added a new color to the palette of Punjabi literature and has impressed his individual seal upon it. The Language Department is pleased to honor him as the Best Overseas Punjabi Author of the year (1994)" - Ajit Singh Kakkar,  Director, Languages  Department, Punjab, India.

 

 

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