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Amrita Pritam (writer)

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Who is Amrita Pritam?

Amrita Pritam was an Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both the sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books, of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi folk songs and an autobiography that were translated into several Indian and foreign languages.

  • also known as Amrita Preetam, Amrita Kaur
  • born on (95 years ago) in Gujranwala, child of Kartar Singh Hitkari
  • nationality: India
  • religion: Sikhism
  • profession: Writer, essayist, poet
  • Marriage with Pritam Singh since
  • parent of
  • died on (9 years ago) in Delhi
  • written works: "Hujare dī miṭṭī", "Cunī huī kavitem̐", "Sāgara aura sīpiyāṃ", "Raṅga kā pattā", "Sāta sau bīsa qadama", "Fifty Fragments of the Inner Self", "Ammritā dī ḍāirī", "Eka takiyā tere nāma kā", "Hare dhāge dā rishatā", "Merī coṇawīṃ kawitā", "Uṭṭha nī sāhibāṃ suttie", "Nau phūloṃ kī vyathā", "Sātavīṃ kirana", "Satta kiranāṃ", "Kahāniyoṃ ke āṅgana meṃ", "Aag ki lakir", "Ek udās kitāb", "Ikka udāsa kitāba", "Kaṇakāṃ de gīta", "Khāmośī ke āñcala meṃ", "Kāg̲h̲az̲ aur kainvas", "Patthara gīṭe", "Yeh khalish kahān se hotī", "Ajanabi te hora kahānīāṃ", "Ik hath mehndi ik hath Chhala", "Jang ton pichhon", "Kiramacī lakīrāṃ", "Adālata", "Cānaṇa dā haukā", "Ḍākṭara Deva", "Ika takīā tere nāma dā", "Iśqa allāha! haqa allāha!", "Kaccā āṅgana", "Kāyā ke dāmana meṃ", "Ika sī Anītā", "Jalāwatana", "Aurat ik Darishtikon", "Dhuppa dī kātara ate Erīala", "Pinjar", "Dard Ke Fasle", "Sūraja Wam̆shī, Candra Wam̆shī.-- w", "Agarabattiyoṃ kā dhuāṃ", "Flirting with youth", "Trika bhavanoṃ kī gāthā", "Satte ṭāhaṇīaṃ sattahra patte", "Āga kī lakīra", "Kammī aura Nandā", "Death of a city", "The haunted house and the thirteenth Sun", "Safaranāmā"
  • film written: Pinjar
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Sahitya Akademi Award to Punjabi Writers - "Sunehaṛe" (Sunehure (Poetry))
      • Jnanpith Award - "Kagaj te Canvas" (Punjabi)
      • nominated to Zee Cine Award for Best Lyricist - "Pinjar" (Charka Chalati Hai)
      • nominated to Zee Cine Award for Best Story - "Pinjar"
      • Padma Vibhushan (Literature & Education)
      • Zee Cine Award for Best Lyricist - "Pinjar" (Charka Chalati Hai)
      • Zee Cine Award for Best Story - "Pinjar"

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