Sharanpal Ruprai

Sharanpal Ruprai grew up in a Sikh household in Winnipeg.  She received both a B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Winnipeg and a M.A. in English from the University of Calgary.  She holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from York University in Toronto. Ruprai worked as a contract faculty at Mount Royal University in Calgary but now has a position at the University of Winnipeg in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department.  Ruprai has published in literary magazines and a couple of anthologies: ExposedRed Silk and The Calgary Renaissance.


Pressure Cooker Love Bomb

Calgary: Frontenac House, 2018.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

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Seva book cover



Calgary: Frontenac House, 2014.
9th floor PS8635 .U77 S48 2014

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Seva by Sharanpal Ruprai is a poetic journey into the life of a Sikh girl; the narrative, through unique perspectives about culture, gender and ritual, enters a world that is usually inaccessible.

Awards and Honours

2015 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry-Alberta Literary Awards (Writers’ Guild of Alberta)(Finalist)

Selected Criticism and Interpretation

Chilana, Rajwant Singh. “Dr. Sharanpai Ruprai.” In South Asian Writers in Canada: A Bio-Bibliographical Study. Surrey, BC: Asian Publications, 2017, 279.
10th floor Z1376 .S68 C45 2017


Publisher Frontenac House

Sharanpal Ruprai personal website