Amrita Pritam-Brief Life Sketch


Amrita Pritam-Brief Life Sketch

Amrita Pritam-Brief Life Sketch

Amrita Pritam-Brief Life Sketch

Amrita Pritam was an Indian Punjabi and Hindi poet and novelist. He was born on 31 August 1919 in Gujranwala, Punjab (now in Pakistan). His father’s name was Kartar Singh. She was the first female writer to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award.

Amrita Pritam was the author of 8 collections of poetry, 30 novels and 10 collections of short stories. Some of her books are translated into many languages around the world. She was much aware of the dignity and rights of women and unhesitatingly expressed her feelings and views in her writings. Her writings reflect the psychological and emotional perceptions of the female mind, moral introspection and her desire for beauty. He was the editor of the Punjabi monthly magazine ‘Nagmani’. She was also nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Some of the books published by her are: ‘Dr. Dev’, ‘Revenue Stamp’, ‘Kagaj Te Canvas, ‘Pinjar’, ‘Sunehare’ etc. He was awarded the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award in 1971 for his collection of poems ‘Kagaj Te Canvas’. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award (1958) for his collection of poems ‘Sunesare’, Padma Shri (1969) and the honorary D.Litt (1973) from Delhi University. She was the first woman to receive the Padma Shri Award. 

Amrita Pritam died on October 31, 2005. 0 0 0

N.B.  The article ‘Amrita Pritam-Brief Life Sketch’ originally belongs to the book ‘Introduction to World Writers‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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