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Alif Laila - Hazaar Dastan (HINDI)
by Amrita Pritam      (Author ALERT)

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ProductID: 3767 - Paperback - 136 Pages (Year: 2000)
Hind Pocket Books ~ ISBN: 8121608783

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 About the Author

AMRITA PRITAM (B 1919, D 2005) was amongst the outstanding literary figures of present-day India, she was the only woman recipient of the Sahitya Akademi’s award for literature. Amrita had published over two dozen collection of poems, short-stories and novels. The Skeleton is the first Punjabi novel to be translated into English. She was an eminent Punajbi poet and a prolific writer. She had to her credit twenty-four novels, fifteen collections of short stories and twenty-three volumes of prose. Her works had been defined as a 'woman's lyric cry against existential fate and societal abuse', and have been widely translated. She was conferred the D.Litt. Degree by five universities. She was the first woman recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award and was honored with Padma Shree in 1969. Two of her novels have been made into films. She received the Vaptarow Award in 1980 and the Bhartiya Jnanpith Award in 1982. She passed away in year 2005.


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