This octogenarian poet seeks new ways to promote Punjabi literature

By Vishal Gulati

After making a name in the world of Punjabi literature, an octogenarian poet, short-story writer and editor is now seeking to promote more collaborative ventures among Punjabi authors so that they get a better deal.

He feels the authors should get a fair remuneration if they are to keep writing and producing quality work. The publisher, on the other hand, should promote literary writings by teaming up writers of the same stature.

“I think it is high time for publishers to help promote collaborative publications of literary works by encouraging four or more writers of a particular language to write collectively,” poet S. Swarn, who turned 80 last November, told IANS in an interview while on a visit here.

Based in Mumbai since the 1950s, he was candid in the belief that “let’s think of solutions to help the growth of great Punjabi literature instead of applauding a neo-culture of paying from your pocket to the publisher to get the material published”. Read more

Source: Daiji World