Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize

Sohail Abid   /   October 9, 2013

The Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize has been founded to celebrate the rich history and living present of Punjabi language and literature, around the globe. A collaboration between Canada India Education Society (CIES) and University of British Columbia (UBC), the prize was officially launched yesterday on October 8, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.

A cash prize of $25,000 CDN will be awarded annually to one ‘best book’ in either Gurmukhi or Shahmukhi. Two runner-up prizes of $5,000 CDN will be awarded, one for each script. Winners will be honored at an annual Gala, held in Vancouver in its inaugural year and at alternative host cities around the world subsequently.

We wish CIES all the best. View the video introducing the prize after the break.