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Poetry The Legend Of Amrita Pritam

Discussion in 'Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiyat' started by jaspinder789, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. jaspinder789

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    Amrita Pritam is credited to be the first prominent woman Punjabi Poet , Novelist and essayist . Her career spanned over six decades during which she wrote over a 100 books of poetry , fiction , biographies , a collection of punjabi folk songs and an autobiography that were translated into many other languages . Amrita Pritam was a winner of some very prestigious Literary awards . She not only excelled in the field of poetry but her essays and novels too took the literary world by storm .
    In 1956, she became the first woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award for her magnum opus, a long poem, Sunehray (Messages), later she received the Bhartiya Jnanpith, one of India's highest literary awards, in 1982 for Kagaz Te Canvas (The Paper and the Canvas). The Padma Shri came her way in 1969 and finally, Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, in 2004, and in the same year she was honoured with India's highest literary award, given by the Sahitya Akademi (India's Academy of Letters), the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship given to the "immortals of literature" for lifetime achievement.

    Following is a list of all her books available online :

    Amrita Pritam Books in Punjabi :

    1. Kagaz Te Canvas
    2. Kamini
    3. Rasidi Ticket
    4. Ik Si Anita Te Faiz
    5. **** Haveli Jalavatan Te Nanda
    6. Doctor Dev Te Kachi Sarak
    7. Tervan Suraj Te Uninja Din
    8. Yatri Adalat Kore Kagaz
    9. Pinjar
    10. Kagaz Te Canvas To Paihlan
    11. Khabarnama Te Chak Number Chhati
    12. Amrita Pritam - Meri Ma Vi Saheli Vi ( Biography of Amrita Pritam written by her Daughter )

    Amrita Pritam Books in English :

    13. Fifty Fragments of Inner Self
    14. Amrita Pritam - A Living Legend
    15. Punjabi Poems of Amrita Pritam
    16. Inner Dimensions of Amrita Pritam

    Amrita Pritam Books in Hindi :

    17. Kisi Tarikh Ko
    18. Man Manthan Ki Gatha
    19. Pinjar
    20. Panch Baras Lambi Sarak
    21. Aksharon Ki Azmat
    22. Man Mirzan Tan Sahiban
    23. Khamoshi Se Pehle
    24. Rang Ka Patta
    25. Rasidi Ticket
    26. Unke Hastakshar
    27. Varjit Bag Ki Gatha
    28. Main Tumhein Fir Milungi

    All these books can be procured online at
    Amrit Pritam - Books By Amrita Pritam - Poems , Novels and Essays of Amrita Pritam - Buy Books - Writings of Amrita Pritam
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  3. Archived_Member16

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  4. Tejwant Singh

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    Yes, Amrita Pritam is a great writer, in fact one of the best in Punjabi and one of the most prominent women writers because during her time, Punjabi literature was dominated by men like Sohan Singh Seetal, Nanak Singh etc. etc. She broke the golden dome.

    One of her famous and in my view the best Punjabi novel "Aalnah"- The Nest, is missing from the list. I hope it is available online and is a must read.

    I have been fortunate enough to read all her books as she was Papa ji's one of many sisters who was not related to him in any biological sense as all others.

    Tejwant Singh
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