UFV Hosts ‘Dalit Poetics and Politics’

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On April 12th, Dr. Prabhjot Parmar, faculty in the Department of English and an Associate of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies brought together social activists, historians, scholars, community members and students to discuss Dalit Poetics and Politics: a conference of academics, creative writers and activists. The one-day conference was made possible through the sponsorship of the UFV College of Arts and the UFV Research & Graduate Studies. The keynote speaker was Arun Mukherjee of York University. The panelists as well as other speakers included: Dr. Nandi Bhatia of Western University, Dr. Rajneesh Dhawan of UFV, Dr. Prabhjot Parmar of UFV, Dr. Garry Fehr of UFV, Professor Sadhu Binning, Ajmer Rode, Paramjeet Kainth, Jai Birdi and Gurpreet Singh.