Updated: Jan 24

The impact of the Farmer’s protest has reverberated around the world. This week Milan, Paneet and Naveen examine The Trolley Times – a multilingual publication recording the stories of the protest through poetry, editorial, and journalism. They discuss The Trolley Times as part of a longer tradition of revolutionary publications like Gadhar Di Goonj and highlight the nuanced look at gender and caste that sets it apart.

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Sources mentioned in this episode: Trolley Times Image – Source: The Thinkera

Hindustanee Image – Source: City of Vancouver Archives

The Hindustanee Volume 1 No. 1 Page 1 | Komagata Maru Journey

English Translators of Trolley Times: Amritpan, Sahib Singh, Kanwal Puneet, and Annita K

Acknowledgements: The poem was translated by Kulwant Singh Nadeem Parmar and Sandeep Singh in 2015 for VIBC’s Songs of Revolution. Milan Singh was the event lead.