By Sharanpal Ruprai

ISBN # 9781927823095
Author Sharanpal Ruprai
Pages 88
Size 6 x 9 inches
Binding type Soft Cover with Flaps
Release Date September 1, 2014
Price CAD$ $15.95

Seva, by Sharanpal Ruprai is a poetic journey into the life of a Sikh girl; the narrative, through unique perspectives about culture, gender and ritual, enters a world that is usually inaccessible.

Seva is Sharanpal Ruprai’s debut poetry collection. She has earned a PhD in Humanities from York University in Toronto, a Masters in English from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg. Her poetry has been published in two anthologies, Exposed, and Red Silk. She created and produced (Narrow Field of Vision): Experimental Film Narrative, which was showcased at the Spinning Wheel Film Festival, held at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2009.

Sharanpal Ruprai earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Humanities at York University, Ontario, Canada. She holds a Masters degree in English from University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg. Her poetry has been published in two anthologies, Exposed, and Red Silk. She produced (Narrow Field of Vision): an Experimental Film Narrative, which was showcased at the 2009 Spinning Wheel Film Festival, held at the Royal Ontario Museum.

There is much to be learned and appreciated in this project. Sikh culture and mores unfold in a poetic narrative that both entices and educates. Arrangement of the words on the page and the Sikh words complement the telling. Clear images. Consistent mode of foreboding.

~Barb Carter

I think it’s wonderful. I found it powerful and a way into a secret world. I laughed and wept. It’s beautiful. I can’t wait to talk about it – on and off the air.”

~Shelagh Rogers

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Seva is currently being reprinted, and will be available in early November.

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