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Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Renée Sarojini Saklikar was born in India and moved with her family to Canada when she was a young child.  Her family lived in many parts of Canada.  Saklikar earned a B.A. in English literature and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1990.  In 2010 she graduated from Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio.
Children of Air India book cover


Children of Air India: Un/authorized Exhibits and Interjections

Gibsons, B.C.: Nightwood Editions, 2013.
PS8637 .A52 C45 2013

Publisher’s Synopsis

Children of Air India is a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss, situated within public trauma.  This collections breaks new ground in its approach to the saga that is Canada/Air India, an event and its aftermath that is both over-reported and under-represented in our national psyche.

Awards and Honours

2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC Book Prizes) (Finalist)


Publisher Nightwood Editions

thecanadaproject is Saklikar’s lifelong poem chronicle