Plays, Poetry, and Visual Arts

The events of the Komagata Maru have inspired artists through the decades. These talented individuals have used the events of the incident to forge their own plays and poetry and make connections between the events of the past and the present day. For instance, the plays presented here had a particularly strong role in increasing awareness for the Komagata Maru by providing a human face for the characters and their actions. The poetry originally written in English and Punjabi played a similarly strong role in educating readers about the effects of the Komagata Maru on South Asians in Canada and modern Canadian life.

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