When EastEnders announced that they were introducing a Sikh Panjabi family in 2019 I will admit that I was surprised. Usually, Asian characters and/or families on screen were either Hindu or Muslim. When I was younger, if I did not fit into the category of Hindu or Muslim then people would be at a loss,Continue reading “Panjabi Representation in ‘Eastenders’: The Panesars”
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Bhangraland is open! An interview with children’s author Kiran Lyall
Ready my interview with children’s book author Kiran Lyall here! #WorldBookDay https://www.funjabituition.com/post/bhangraland-is-open-an-interview-with-author-kiran-lyall Read more about the history of Bhangra here: Thanks for reading!
Lohri: A Brief History
As Lohri was last week I bet lots of you have asked this question since: What is the festival really about? Well, like many festivals, Lohri draws on lots of different ideas and customs. The festival always falls on January 13th, which differs from other festivals that have an everchanging date, like Diwali. Lohri isContinue reading “Lohri: A Brief History”
Bhangra: A Brief History
It is undisputed that Bhangra originates from the Panjab, a province in northern India. ‘Panjab’ means ‘the land of the five rivers.’ Bhangra itself has been around for over five hundred years. What is more disputed, and difficult to define, is the word ‘Bhangra’ itself. In general terms, Bhangra describes a traditional folk dance, usuallyContinue reading “Bhangra: A Brief History”