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A performance of the poem, 'Singh Song', by the poet Daljit Nagra, in a convenience store setting.
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6 May 2011

Classroom Ideas

Nagra references traditional situation comedies that have often stereotyped Indian culture. By using this structure he reclaims the comedy and uses it to poke fun at his own culture, instead of having this done by people who are not part of Indian culture. Students can discuss their views on the effectiveness of Nagra's use of this overall structure. Students could try re-writing the poem as a sitcom script. What conclusions can students draw about the use of such vivid characters, situations and dialogue in the poem?

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