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Punjabi Poems of Amrita Pritam : In Gurmukhi, Hindi, Roman and English
Punjabi Poems of Amrita Pritam : In Gurmukhi, Hindi, Roman and English

Punjabi Poems of Amrita Pritam : In Gurmukhi, Hindi, Roman and English

by Amrita Pritam

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Language

multilingual

Publisher

Star Publications

ISBN

9788176503112 - Year: 2012 - Pages: 159

Binding

Hardcover

Amrita Pritam
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Author: Amrita Pritam
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Khushwant Singh
Publisher: Star Publications
Year: 2012
Language: multilingual
Pages: 159
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788176503112

Description

Amrita Pritam was a liberated woman in every sense of the word: as a person, a poet and a novelist. Though she was a Sikh by birth, she freed herself from the shackles of religion and convention.

The partition of Punjab in 1947, and the fratricidal strife between Muslims and Hindus hurt her very deeply. This feeling found expression in some of her best writings, including her most famous poem addressed to Waris Shah (author of the epic love poem Heer Ranjha) which reads as:

“Speak up from the graves midst which you lie,
In your book of love turn the next leaf…”

Another of her well known novels, Pinjar, is set during the partition days, and brings out vivid images of the anguish and sorrow of innocent people during the violence at that time. It has been made into a commercial Bollywood film a few years ago.
- KNUSHWANT SINGH

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