Book Launch ‘Passion Fruit-Tahnget Phal’ by Fauzia Rafique

Launching Fauzia Rafique’s
Chapbook of English and Punjabi poetry
‘Passion Fruit-Tahnget Phal’
Readings From her novel
‘Skeena’
Cover Art
Kanwal Dhaliwal
Event Hosted by
Valerie B. Taylor

Sunday, June 26
1 to 3 PM
Renaissance Books
#43-6th Street
New Westminster
(Columbia Skytrain Station)

‘Passion Fruit – Tahnget Phal’ combines some of Fauzia’s original English and Punjabi poems. Punjabi presented in both Gurumukhi and Shahmukhi scripts.

Published by Uddari Books (Surrey, British Columbia) with support from Author Manolis of Libros Libertad.
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Punjabi Author Dr. Ujagar Singh Dhaliwal Moves On

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Author of ‘Jungle de Ful’, Dr. US Dhaliwal passed away today. Following is a message sent earlier this morning by his son, Artist Kanwal Dhaliwal, to his friends:

‘Just wish to share my grief over the passing away of my father (Dr US Dhaliwal) today. He was suffering from multiple symptoms of Dementia and Parkinson. His personality had played a significant role in shaping my cultural conscious. He was 78. As per his desires there will be no last rites. He had donated his body to a local medical college and hospital for medical research purposes.’
Kanwal

Last year, Kanwal had initiated publication of ‘Jungle de Ful’, the collected works of Dr. US Dhaliwal, and had created a beautiful book cover to house them.

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‘My father’ Kanwal Dhaliwal wrote on Nov 3/08, ‘is a veteran writer of Punjabi satire. I have recently got his book published (Jungle De Ful) I designed the title cover and used one of my paintings on it.

‘The book not only contains satire but many other styles he has written in, which includes historical references, political commentary, reformative ideology (almost Utopian), autobiographical notes etc…

‘My aim to get this book published was simply to save his work, which he doesn’t consider any good ! He is now 77 and has developed symptoms of Parkinson! He has been regularly published in the Preetlarhi of Gurbax Singh in the 70s.’

View Ujagar Singh’s portrait by Kanwal at Uddari Art ‘People Punjab: Portraits and Groups’

Contact Kanwal Dhaliwal at:
art.d.kanwal@googlemail.com

Web addresses:
www.art-d-kanwal.com
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‘Let the spirit of Manjit Bawa’s work prevail’: 2009 Greetings!

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2009 Greetings from Kanwal Dhaliwal


Let the spirit of Manjit Bawa’s work prevail.
In the memory of the Painter,
Wish you new successes in your creative endeavor
in the year ahead.

Kanwal Dhaliwal
www.art-d-kanwal.com

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Punjabi Artists and Photographers at Uddari Art

Uddari Art Exhibition, the blog, began August 23rd with Shahid Mirza’s ‘kala Mainda Bhes’; and, in just over three months we already have the pleasure of viewing the work of over fifteen professional painters and photographers of Punjabi origin.

From Lahore, Chandigarh, New Delhi, London and Wales, our artists offer us unique styles, diverse forms and individual perspectives. The Creators deliver us our Punjab in images of color, and black and white; in paint and photography. Real and the unreal; pleasures and pain.
Painters
1. Kanwal Dhaliwal
2. Ayesha Farooq
3. Satish Gujral
4. Navpreet Kaur
5. Pran Nath Mago
6. Shahid Mirza
7. Sidharth
8. SL Parasher
9. Iqbal Rasheed
10. Prem Singh
Photographers
1. Amarjit Chandan
2. Marek Jakubowski
3. Diwan Manna
4. Subhash Parihar
5. Gurvinder Singh
6. Prem Singh

View works displayed in the following themes:
Exhibition
– Modern Art by Punjabis
– City Spirit: Shahr Aatma
– Partition: The Punjab 1947
– Punjab Landscape
– People Punjab: Portraits and Groups
– Windows, Doors and Dwellings

Fauzia Rafique
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New at Uddari

View Cultural Events Page for information on South Asian Peoples Unity Conference organized by South Asian Peoples Forum (SAPF), and scheduled to be held in Toronto in October 2008; The 9th Annual Deepak Binning Walk-a-Thon in Vancouver on Sunday June 8, 11am at King George Park followed by the Westcoast Bhangra Festival; The dateline for This Magazine’s 12th Annual Great Canadian Literary Hunt is July 2, 2008.
View oil paintings, water color and sculptures by Shahid Mirza and Kanwal Dhaliwal at Uddari Art Exhibition.

Inside Uddari Pages

‘Zameen’ by Satinder Kaur Chauhan. Kali Theater Company, London 7-17 May, 2008 in Cultural Events Page

Vimla Dang: A Great Punjabi Woman in the Great Women of Punjabi Origin

‘The Victim’ by Kanwal Dhaliwal in Uddari Art Exhibition