Punjab Research Group

Cfp – Ghadar Centennial Conference, University of the Fraser Valley

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on May 1, 2013

Punjabi to be Canada’s 4th biggest language by 2011

Posted in Articles, Diaspora by Pippa on October 7, 2009

September 26th, 2009

TORONTO – Punjabi is set to become the fourth largest spoken language in Canada by 2011 after English, French and Chinese, according to Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

The minister made the announcement Friday night after inaugurating the seventh Spinning Wheel Film Festival at the Royal Ontario Museum here that will feature films by or about Sikhs.

Read further: http://blog.taragana.com/law/2009/09/26/punjabi-to-be-canadas-4th-biggest-language-by-2011-13178/

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The revolutionary combatants from Canada

Posted in Book reviews by Pippa on September 5, 2009

Gurpreet Singh writes from Vancouver 

A new book on Gadarites by Sohan Singh Pooni suggests that the movement had its roots in Canada. Authored in Punjabi, Canada De Gadri Yodhay (The Gadar combatants of Canada) is the biographies of 41 freedom fighters of India, who were mostly associated with the Gadar Party, a revolutionary group that believed in armed struggle against the British occupation of India.

Though the group was formally established in America in 1913, the Gadar movement had its roots in Canada where the Indian immigrants had to endure racism. It was the discriminatory attitude of the Canadian establishment that partially made these men politically aware of the need to fight against the foreign rule back home.


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