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.
London, Ont.: Third Eye, 2003.
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.
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