amritapritam

WCW - AMRITA PRITAM; a beautiful women and beautiful writer. My personal favourite poems of hers are, main tenu phir milangi, aakhari khat and of course the wonderfully written aaj akhaan Waris Shah nu. Here is abit about her, for those who do not know who she is. Amrita Pritam (1919-2005) is considered to be the first prominent woman in Punjabi poetry and novelist writing. She went onto to become the leading 20th- century poet of Punjabi Language. She is loved on both sides on the India and Pakistan border. She has produced over 100 books, of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi folk songs and an autobiography. One of her most notable works of poetry is Ajj akhaan Waris Shah nu - about the period of partition in Punjab. Many of her novels have been made into films one of the most appreciated film has been the award winning Pinjar which was based on her novel - The Skeleton. She is first Indian woman to have received recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956 for Sunehey (Messages).

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