09-JAN-2019: Kahani Punjab's 100th edition releases
Aligarh, January 9: 'Kahani Punjab', the Punjabi language literary magazine today achieved its centennial milestone in publishing as the 100th edition, edited by Dr Kranti Pal, Department of Modern Indian Languages, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was today launched in AMU.
The honorary editor of the magazine, Dr Pal said that the need for vernacular Indian literature from various states and European literature to be translated into Punjabi has grown tremendously. "It is possible that the Punjabi speaking people will be interested in literature from all over the country and the world, if it is presented to them in the language they are more comfortable with," said Dr Pal.
He pointed out that the magazine's 100th edition has an rare interview of Urdu novelist, Prof Qazi Abdus Sattar.
Kahani Punjab's special edition also gives account of love stories of famous Punjabi writers, Karamjit Singh Kussa, Jaswinder, Jaswant Singh Kamwal, Bhupinder Kaur Preet and Surjeet Gill in the column, 'Meri Pehli Mohabbat.'
"The magazine highlights life of Punjabi diaspora in North America through the translations of Gurmail Beeroke's work full of fascinating immigrant stories depicting how the movement of Punjabi's from India to Canada and North America became a defining hallmark of the twentieth century which could not fall under the eye of the intellectual," he said.
Dr Pal informed that the magazine also has translations of important works of Asghar Wajahat, Ibrar Rabbi, Sukhbir, Nadir Ibrahim, Manisha Kulshreth, Seema Azad, Arun Prakash, Jyoti Chawla and M Arif among other writers.
Prof Shafey Kidwai (Chairman, Department of Mass Communication) released the Kahani Punjab 100th edition. Prof T N Satheesan (Chairman, Department of Modern Indian Languages) and Dr Pankaj Parashar (Department of Hindi) were also present during the releasing ceremony.
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