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Connecting with the legacy and heritage of the undivided Panjab

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THE ONE PANJAB LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTER

Storing and Sharing the rich legacy of before and after partition of India

  • To promote cultural events that will encourage the spread of awareness about One Panjab project.

  • To make a documentary series based on the personal stories of those who witnessed, and survived the partition of Panjab.

  • To create history and heritage awareness through research papers and seminars.

  • To have world renowned academics raise awareness about Punjabi and Shahmukhi.

  • To have international writers contribute on our blog, especially from both sides of Panjab. 

  • To develop a library which is accessible to readers, focusing on the heritage and intangible cultural treasures of East-West Panjab.

  • To start an online magazine/newsletter including reviews of historical events from the youth and non-scholars regarding the legacy of undivided Panjab.

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What are we trying to do?

  • The “One Panjab” project aims to understand the history and culture of the undivided Panjab from both sides of the border and share it with each other and with a global audience.
     

  • For decades, Indians and Pakistanis - specially Panjabis, have been deprived of a culture that they should have had the liberty to naturally inherit, practically live it and enjoy. This extremely rich Panjabi culture, their ‘Panjabiyat’- should have been their natural ‘virasat,’ irrespective of their country or religion.
     

  • To awaken interest in ‘Panjabiyat’ and to create an opportunity to know Panjab’s unified or undivided culture is the core aim of the “One Panjab Project.”
     

  • Encourage and support understanding of the culture, heritage, and common history of the   unpartitioned Panjab leading to community cohesion and peace.

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West Punjab (Pakistan)
 

Najm Hossein Syed, Fakhar Zaman, Afzal Ahsan, Shafqat Tanvir Mirza, Ahmad Salim , and Munir Niazi

East Punjab (India)
 

Amrita PritamShiv Kumar BatalviSurjit Paatar, Pash

Kartar Singh Duggal, and Balwant Gargi

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ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECT

Finding the common lyrical thread... Poets, united by common legacies and language from both sides of the border

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PANJABI LITERARY TRADITION: A MELTING POT

Language of a Melting Pot

We can almost call Panjabi the melting pot language - while its grammatical structure is indigenous, its vocabulary comprises of words from the Arabic and the Persian language due to the Arab and Turkish penetration. Hence, the medieval Punjabi literature is the product of a chaotic period from the 11th century to mid-16th century.

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