One Girl One Dream
All of these plays have been performed in Vancouver and in Punjab. Dooja Paasa is the first published book of Canadian Punjabi plays.
Dooja Paasa deals with racism in Canadian society. A Sikh man after having been attacked by a racist gang in his neighbourhood can’t decide whether to keep his turban or not.
“The top name in Canadian Punjabi playwrights is that of Ajmer Rode who wrote the first Canadian Punjabi play, Dooja Paasa, and made a significant advance in the Canadian Punjabi literature.” Dr. S.P. Singh (critic, vice chancelor, Punjabi University.)
“Techniques of stage presentations show that Ajmer Rode is a dramatist with deep understanding and grasp of theatrics. Dooja Passa is a solid contribution to Punjabi drama.” –Dr. Mohanjit, Kaumi Ekta, 1981.
“This is an exemplary play due to its theme, tight structure, and natural dialogue” – Dr. Mohanjit, poet & critic, in Tribune, 1981)
“In the field of drama, only Ajmer Rode’s Dooja Paasa and Ajmer Aulakh’s, Bigane Bohar Di chhan, deserve main discussion.” – Dr. Mohanjit (critic, poet) in the literary face of 1981
Dooja Passa 1st Performance
Directed by Ajmer Rode
Produced by Punjabi Literary Association, Vancouver, 1977
A scene from Dooja Passa was highlighted on the cover of Watan, a literary monthly published from Vancouver.