Isa Vandi’s Film, Roop Dhillon’s Intro, Artists page: Uddari 07/08

Isa Vandi is a brave and creative woman who suffered traumas at the hands of the Islamicist regime in Iran where many years back, her sister was stoned to death. Vandi now has her own studio and gallery in Sweden. Her Farsi film ‘Ruqs, Zer-e-Parcha-e-Sufaid‘ (Dance, Below White Sheets) gives voice and courage to the survivors of political oppression. View it in Vancouver, July 17. More information on Cultural Events page.

British Punjabi author Roop Dhillon’s introduction is now at Punjabi MaaNboli Writers page. Dhillon has written a novel titled ‘Neela Noor’ in a Punjabi that sways more to an ‘ex-patriot’ expression of itself giving rise to controversy over the usage. View author intro here: Roop Dhillon

Uddari Art Exhibition now has an Artists page with short introductions to Kanwal Dhaliwal, Prem Singh and SL Prasher.

There is wonderful feedback on the Survey to find Ten Best Punjabi Books. Raj Paul Singh of People’s Forum Punjabi says this in his email message: “Thanks for showing keen interest in the survey of best Punjabi books and putting appeal for this survey on your weblog. Responses to this survey have started pouring in. We will share the outcome of this survey with you.”
If you haven’t done it yet, here it is.
Info on the Survey to find Ten Best Punjabi Books:
Do it Online
Or By Email

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Punjabi Survey, Prem Singh’s Art, Mashoo’s Poems: Uddari 07/08

There is an urgent request for a short survey from readers and writers of Punjabi to determine ten best Punjabi books.

In other words, list your favorites.

“Top Ten Punjabi Books
“We, People’s Forum Punjabi (Regd), are doing a survey of Punjabi books – both the original and translated works in Punjabi – in order to prepare a reading list for the new generation readers.

“We’d like to know the following:
Which are your most favorite five books?
What other five books would you suggest for the new generation to read?

“We hope that you’ll email us the list within 15 days.”
Email adresses:
Raj Paul Singh (Kotkapura 98767 10809) at or call:
K. Bargari at

To facilitate and support this effort, this survey will be online at Uddari soon.

(Note: The link for online survey: Ten Best Punjabi Books

We have a new poet at Punjabi Poems page. Read ‘SadrAN de Peeng‘ and ‘Lamba Painda‘ by UK-based Mashoo, in Roman.

View Patiala-born Artist Prem Singh’s oil painting ‘Whispering Trees‘ at Uddari Art Exhibition, and wait for more of his work this week. Also worth viewing is a set of erotic drawings by Prem Singh, now offered by the website of British Museum of Erotic Art.

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