Project Update: Fascinating Folktales of Punjab

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

In November of 2017, I took another leap of faith, because I knew you were there for me. You enabled me to dream of extending the Fascinating Folktales of Punjab project to our home land – where Punjabi is dying at a fast rate, where children’s right to their mother language is being taken away from them in the name of modern education — to Punjab, but NOT just East Punjab, also to the West Punjab.

It is probably for the first time that someone has attempted to create children’s literature with such beauty in both the scripts of Punjabi language – Gurmukhi & Shahmukhi, along with English translations.

My hope for the Undivided Punjab Edition of our books is

  • that it will bring the children of Punjab separated by a barbed wire fence closer together
  • that it will rekindle the love of the mother language for all our children
  • that it will inspire other authors to create more beautiful literature in authentic Punjabi

We are funded at 61% on this project and with the help of recurring donations, we hope to be fully funded by the end of this year. I hope you got to appreciate the content of this book via our video message here. This is the 3-D mock-up of the book. I hope you like it as much as I do.

The books are currently being printed and will be available to distribute in Punjab in February and worldwide in March. If you contributed to this project and qualify for adoption of books, please email at us folktalesofpunjab@gmail.com to let us know where you would like to send your adopted books to. Please send the name of the organization/person, complete address, and a contact phone number and/or email address. Your books will make it to their new homes in time for Vaisakhi.

Also, you will be very pleased to hear that I have been invited to launch the book in Lahore, by LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences) at their first Punjabi Literature Conference in February. I am very excited for this launch which includes readings at several private and public schools in Lahore. I will also participate in Lyallpur Punjabi Literary Festival at Faislabad, birth place of revolutionary leader of Indian Independence, Bhagat Singh. While in West Punjab, I will be reading and donating books to children in Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib.

I will be sure to send pictures to our Facebook page. Please keep in touch by liking it here.

Thank You, so much for being there for this project and enabling me to continue with this seva for the sixth straight year.

To many more years of serving Maboli Punjabi with your support.

Yours Truly,

Gurmeet Kaur
www.folktalesofpunjab.com

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