The Possibilities of Punjabi : Modern Punjabi Literature in India, Pakistan, and Beyond : [Interview with Amarjit Chandan]

Anne Murphy
Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1946, Amarjit Chandan is a prominent Punjabi poet. In this interview he discusses how the relationship between literature and politics should not be overemphasized and that each should be given their own space. In this light, Amarjit Chandan considers himself a pure poet, although he does acknowledge that politics are unavoidable. Above all, Amarjit Chandan posits that poetry is a medium to express emotion, the soul and the heart. Poetry,...
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