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Sadhu Binning

Photo: UBC 2019

Sadhu, a bilingual author, has lived in the Vancouver area since migrating to Canada in 1967. He has published more than eighteen books of poetry, fiction, plays, translations and research. His works have been included in more than fifty anthologies both in Punjabi and English. He edited a literary Punjabi monthly Watno Dur and now co-edits a quarterly, Watan. He is a founding member of Vancouver Sath, a theatre collective, Ankur and various other literary and cultural organizations. He sat on the BC Arts Board from 1993 to 1995. He is a central figure in the Punjabi arts community and was named one of the top 100 South Asians making a difference in BC. He founded Punjabi Language Education Association in the mid-1990s and has been actively promoting Punjabi language in educational institutions in BC. He has presented papers on language, literature and culture in a number of national and international conferences. He taught Punjabi at UBC from 1988 to 2008.

Phone number:
604-437-9014 (h); 778-773-1886 (cell)


Punjabi Language in Canada (Punjabi). Chetna Prakashan, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, 2016
Fauji Banta Singh and other stories. TSAR , 2014
Nastik Bani. Chetna Prakashan, 2012, 2013
No More Watno Dur, bilingual poetry. TSAR, 1994.
Jugtoo, novel. Chetna Prakashan, 2002
Yaar Mera Driya, poetry. Chetna Prakashan, 2001
Sangharash De Sau Vre, research. (Co-author), 2000.
Rishte Dariawan De, poetry., 1991
Lihon Lathe, short story., 1994.
Picket Line, plays. (Co-author), 1995.
Kis da Kasur, short story. Balraj Sahny Yadgar Parkashan, 1983
Sone Rangi Sarak, poetry . Chawla Publiations, 1976


University of British Columbia (UBC) Honrary Doctor of Letters, 2019
UBC's Harjet K Sidhu Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award , 2015
Recognition for Creative Writings by South Asian Literary Association (SALA), 2015
Vancouver Public Library's Literary Landmarks, 2015
Punjabi Likhari Sabha, Calgary, 2012
Punjabi Sahit Sabha Clagary Literary Award, 2009
Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Yamuna Nagar, 2005
Punjabi Arts Association, Toronto, 2005
Punjabi Cultural Association Edmonton, 2000
Parvasi Medai Group, Toronto, 2010
Govt. High School Chiheru, Punjab, 2005
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Punjabi Diaspore Poetry and fiction
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