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Podcast #20

Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor – The Wire, in conversation with Former Premier, British Columbia – Ujjal Dev Singh Dosanjh.

Ujjal Dosanjh is the author of Journey After Midnight—India, Canada and the Road Beyond. Journey After Midnight is the compelling story of a life of rich and varied experience, and also of rare achievement and conviction. With fascinating insight, Ujjal Dosanjh writes about life in rural Punjab in the 1950s and early ’60s; the Indian immigrant experience—from the late nineteenth century to the present day—in the UK and Canada; post-Independence politics in Punjab and the Punjabi diaspora; and the inner workings of the democratic process in Canada, one of the world’s more cosmopolitan and egalitarian nations.

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