Punjab Research Group

Reaching for roots by Nonika Singh

Posted in Articles, Poetry and Literature by Pippa on February 16, 2010

The Sunday Tribune, 14 Feb 2010

Roots remind me of root infinite, the source of everything.

THAT’s Amarjit Chandan, the celebrated poet rooted in Punjabi soil—its chaste language and ethos—yet spanning continents, the universe, the timeless zone. Living in the UK, where his poetry is etched in a 40-feet-long sculpture, he seeks and finds refuge in his language. And just as the lines read, “Far, far away on a distant planet there lies a stone unseen unturned, it can only be seen with closed eyes as you see your loved ones,” he, too, can see and feel Punjab with closed eyes.

Read full article:  http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100214/spectrum/book8.htm

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