BIOGRAPHY

Amar Jyoti

Acclaimed Author and Poet

Education:

  • PhD – Nation, Identity & Diaspora in Surinamese Poetry (Punjab University, Chandigarh – India)
  • Master’s Degree in Punjabi, Literature Language (Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – India)
  • Degree in Bachelor of Education (Khalsa College, Amritsar – India)
  • Diploma in Dutch Language – Joke Smith College, Amsterdam (Holland)

 

Media & Print:

  • Producer Radio India Time Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Presenter Radio Voice of Asia Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Editor AMBER Magazine (Bridging the gap between different Literature, Arts & Cultures) – Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Editor PANKHARIAN – Chandigarh (India)

 

Awards, Honours & Achievements:  

    • Prestigious award “Shiromani Punjabi Sahitkar” awarded by the State of Punjab’s language department (India)
    • Waris Shah Award, Punjabi Sath Lambra U.K
    • One World Poets Award Amsterdam (Holland)
    • IAPA Award, Canada
    • All India Sahitya Prishad Award Karnal-Haryana (India)
    • Punjab Arts Council Sanman, Chandigarh (India)
    • Hindi Sahitya Academy Sanman, Haryana (India)
    • BECAS Award, U.K
    • BHULEKHA (Leading Newspaper) Sanman, Lahore (Pakistan)
  • Punjabi Cultural Centre Desi Radio Award, U.K

 

Honoured By

  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (India)
  • Punjabi University, Patiala (India)
  • Punjab University, Chandigarh (India)
  • Disha Canadian Punjabi Women Association, Ontario – Canada
  • Honoured by many other Literary & Cultural Associations and Institutions of India, Pakistan, Holland, USA, Canada & U.K

 

Bibliography:

Author

  • Maruthal Vich Turde Paair (1985) – Poetry
  • Mainu Sita Na Kaho (1988) – Poetry
  • Draupadi Ton Durga (1990) – Poetry
  • Khamoshi Di Awaz (1998) – Poetry
  • Holland De Haashiye (1998) – Prose
  • Sochan De Nishan (2004) – Poetry
  • Sufi Romance (2004) – Poetry about Sufism
  • Forbidden Fruit (2007) – Selected Poetry in English
  • Ghar Da Bheti Lanka Dhae (2010) –  Children’s Literature
  • Aasteen Da Sap (2010) –  Children’s Literature
  • Surinamese Kavita “Kaumiat, Shnakhat Ate Diaspora” (2013) – Research Work
  • Nation Identify and Diaspora in Surinamese Poetry (2013) – Research Work
  • Waqt Mausam Ate Nazam (2015) – Poetry

 

Analysis & Research Papers

  • Surinamese Poetry Nation Identity & Diaspora (2013) – Research Work (in Punjabi)
  • Surinamese Poetry Nation Identity & Diaspora (2013) – Research Work (in English)
  • Article about social and cultural expression of South-Asian women in European context

 

Edited

  • European Punjabi Sahit, Selected Punjabi Literature published in Europe (2000) – Punjabi Academy, Delhi – India
  • Amber (2004) –  Dutch Punjabi Literature in English
  • Surinamese translated and edited in Punjabi (Selected Poetry)
  • Dutch Poetry translated and edited in Punjabi (Selected Poetry)


Translations & Articles in other Languages:

Poetry & Articles have been translated in English, Dutch and different Indian languages and published in various magazines such as:

  • NCRV Dag Blad – Holland (Daily Newspaper)
  • ONZE Wereld – Holland
  • Het Journalist – Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Het Heden – Brussels (Belgium)
  • SALTO – Amsterdam (Holland)
  • De Tweede Ronde – Amsterdam (Holland)
  • TINCTUR-Han-Shan-Press-Graz-Wien-London
  • De Volle Maan – Utrecht (Holland)
  • Mother Earth – New York (USA)
  • Amber – Netherlands
  • Jan Nisar – India
  • Pagdandi – India

 

Media (Interviews & Broadcasting):

  • VERONICA – Dutch National T.V. Network
  • VARA – Dutch National T.V
  • Call T.V. – Amsterdam (Holland)
  • NCRV – Dutch National Radio
  • MTV – Amsterdam (Holland)
  • TROS – Dutch National Radio
  • Radhika – Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Hindoestaans National Radio & TV (Holland)
  • Doordarshan – Delhi (India)
  • Doordarshan – Jalandhar (India)
  • MATV – UK
  • Sikh Channel – U.K
  • Sangat Channel – U.K
  • Baharan Punjab Dian – U.K

 

Membership (Current & Previous):

  • Punjabi Sahitya Academy, Ludhiana (India)
  • Indian Literature & Cultural Society, Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Foreign Press Association, Holland
  • Foundation for Critical Choices for India & The Netherlands
  • World Writers Society, Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Amsterdams Ballon Gezelschap(Holland)
  • Surinamese Literary Society, Amsterdam (Holland)
  • PRISM International Literature & Art Foundation, India & U.K
  • Society Dunya Utrecht (Holland)
  • Indian Business Chamber (Holland)
  • Dutch Indian Association of the Netherlands

 

Miscellaneous – Art & Journalism

(Promoting Punjabi Literature and Culture Abroad)

 

  • Orginised Exhibition of International Punjabi Writers ‘s Handwritings, Biographies and translated some of their work into the Dutch language (Amsterdam – Holland)
  • Orginised Punjabi Books and Media Exhibition with cooperation of Dutch acclaimed writers and famous artist, which was covered by print as well by multimedia including Radio Station NOORD, National TV Channel VERONICA, Punjabi Magazines and Newspapers (Amsterdam – Holland)
  • Established a Bhangra Team in Holland (a challenging accomplishment with only 10 thousand Punjabi people residing in Holland at that time)

 

  • Organised multiple Bhangra Shows and Live Gigs in various cities of Holland with cooperation of Indian Tourist Office, Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Organised Vaisakhi, Cultural Bhangra shows & Theatre Programmes to promote cultural activities for Indians and Dutch communities residing in Holland


Interaction with International Celebrities

  • Her Highness Queen Beatrix of Netherlands
  • His Highness William-Alexander King of Netherlands
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Yasser Arafat
  • Ruud Lubbers – Prime minister of Netherlands
  • Wim Kok – Prime minister of Netherlands
  • Jan Peter Balkenende – Prime minister of Netherlands
  • Mark Rutte – Prime minister of Netherlands
  • Tony Blair – Prime Minister of England
  • Giani Zail Singh – President of India
  • V.K Narayanan – President of India
  • Dr. Manmohan Singh – Prime Minister of India
  • President of European Union Parliament – Brussels
  • President of Reserve Bank of Germany
  • Mr. Alfred Henry (Freddy) (Heineken International Brouwerij) Heineken
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jagjit Singh (Iconic Ghazal singer)
  • Ghulam Ali (Famous Pakistani Ghazal singer)
  • Zakir Hussain (Tabla Player maestro)
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar (Sitar maestro)
  • Reshma (Famous Pakistani folk singer)
  • Amrita Pritam (Renowned Indian writer and poet)
  • Shiv Kumar Batalvi (Celebrated Punjabi poet)
  • Prof. Mohan Singh (Renowned Punjabi poet, editor and publisher)
  • Pritnam Singh (Award-winning publisher and editor who also published some of my books)
  • Balwant Gargi (Renowned Punjabi author and dramatist)
  • Khushwant Singh (Recognised editor, journalist and author)
  • Famous Bollywood celebrities: Sanjeev Kumar, Jatinder, Shabana Azami, Javaed Akhtar & Many more


Countries Visited:

  • India
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Lichtenstein
  • Sweden
  • France
  • Hungary
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Pakistan
  • England
  • Macau
  • Italy


Guest of Honour, Speaker & Delegate at Conferences:

  • Conference about Child Labour – 1995, Amsterdam (Holland)
  • AIDS Conference, Rai – Amsterdam (Holland)
  • International Tiger Film Award – 1990 to 2005, Rotterdam (Holland)
  • International Punjabi Conference – 1997, Milwaukee (USA)
  • International Punjabi Conference –  2000, Chandigarh (India)
  • International Punjabi Conference – 2000, Lahore (Pakistan)
  • Prgatisheel Punjabi Sabha (in honouring of Russian Punjabi Scholar “Mr.Sarberiakov”) – 1987, London (UK)
  • European Union Parliament Conferences & Meetings – Brussels (Belgium), Maastricht & Amsterdam (Holland), Strasbourg (France) and Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Euro Summit –  2000, Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Amnesty International Seminar –  Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Peace Conference – Brussels (Belgium)
  • International South-Asian Women Conference – 2017, Brampton (Canada)
  • Several Conferences and Seminars organised by Guru Nanak Dev University (Amritsar – India), Punjab University (Chandigarh –India), Punjabi University (Patiala –India), Punjab Arts Council (Chandigarh –India), Punjabi Academy (Delhi –India), Agriculture University (Ludhiana –India)


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