Daljit

Documentary film maker, columnist, translator and journalist, Daljit Ami is one of the foremost chroniclers of contemporary Punjab. He holds Master’s degrees in Ancient History, Archaeology & Culture and Communications. His journalistic career includes editorial stints at some of the leading media organisations of the region (Punjabi Tribune, Day and Night News, Global Punjab TV) and his reportage and commentaries have appeared in key publications in three languages including Outlook, BBC Hindi, Economic and Political Weekly, Dainik Bhasker and most of the mainstream Punjabi publications including Nawa Zamana and Punjab Times. Having entered the media at the time when Punjab was emerging from violence and insurgency, Dalijt has an insider’s understanding of the way Punjab has been projected in mainstream media. His body of work – in text and images – invites us to think about Punjab outside of popular stereotypes and formulaic analysis. His films have documented issues, events, movements and people who fall outside the lens of mainstream media – the lives of agricultural labour and human rights activists; movements against ecological degradation and sexual violence; conservation of history and memory; and Punjabi literature and poetry. His forthright columns and reportage hold a mirror to the global Punjabi community. Despite the focus on Punjab, his work steers clear of narrow localism and forges critical, political and aesthetic connections with international struggles for justice.

E-mail: daljitami@gmail.com

Twitter: @daljitami

Facebook: daljit.ami

Articles on Current Affairs: https://daljitami.com/blog/

Articles on Art and Culture: http://punjabikalaware.blogspot.in/

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