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Ajmer Rodé

Ajmer (Ajamera) Rodé was born in India and immigrated to Canada in 1966 to pursue a Master’s degree at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. A poet, playwright, and translater, Rodé writes in English and Punjabi. He is active in Indo-Canadian literary and performing arts associations and has produced and directed a number of Punjabi plays in Vancouver. In addition to his literary pursuits, Rodé has worked as a computer engineer. His one-act play “One Girl, One Dream” was published in The Toronto South Asian Review in Spring 1983.


Blue Meditations: Poems

London, Ont.: Third Eye, 1984.



Poems at My Doorstep

Vancouver, B.C.: Caitlin Press, 1990.
PS8585 .O39 P6 1990

2nd ed. Victoria, BC: Ekstatis Editions, 2017.


Selected Poems

London, Ont.: Third Eye, 2003.

Poems (?)


Second edition.
London, Ont.: Third Eye, 1989.

Fiction (Short stories, Juvenile)

A Journey with the Endless Eye: Stories of the Komagatu Maru Incident

Illustrated by Jarnail Singh.
Surrey, B.C.: CanadaBooks Ltd., 2014.

Voices of Change book cover

Anthology (Interview)

Kalsey, Surjeet and Ajmer Rodé, interview by Jurgen Hesse. In Voices of Change: Immigrant Writers Speak Out, edited by Jurgen Hesse. Vancouver: Pulp Press, 1990, 63-79.

Selected Criticism and Interpretation

Chilana, Rajwant Singh. “Ajmer Rode.” In South Asian Writers in Canada: A Bio-Bibliographical Study. Surrey, BC: Asian Publications, 2017, 39-40.
Z1376 .S68 C45 2017


Publisher Caitlin Press

Profile from the Writers Union of Canada website