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Ajmer Rode

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Ajmer Rode has published books and chapbooks of poetry, drama, prose, and translation in Punjabi and English. His works are included in several Punjabi and English anthologies and assigned in university courses in Punjab and Delhi, India. Most of his poetry is included in Leela (coauthored with N. Bharati), critically acclaimed as an outstanding work of twentieth-century Punjabi poetry. He also has written and directed several plays. Rode served on the National Council of the Writers Union of Canada and chaired its Racial Minority Writers Committee. His several awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award of the University of British Columbia (Canada), the Best Overseas Author award of the Punjab Languages department, and the prestigious Anᾱd Foundation (Delhi) poetry award. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1994, Rode worked as an assistant professor, computer engineer, and global warming expert at various institutions and companies. 

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