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Amrita Pritam (31 August 1919 - 31 october 2005) was an Indian Novelist who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is Known as the renowned women Punjabi poet, novelist, essayist and famous 20th-century poet of the punjabi language, lady. India-Pakistan equally loved by her, she assembled over 100 books of poetry, biographies, fiction, essays, punjabi folk songs collection, and translated autobiography into several Indian and foreign languages.
Amrita Pritam was a novelist, that's why her most work was noted as Pinjar (The Skeleton, 1950) in which she maked her memorable character, puro and showed as violence of against women, her novel was an award winning film, Pinjar in 2003.
In 1947 when India and Pakistan are independent states at that time she migrated from Lahore to India through this popular in both India as well as Pakistan. Amrita Pritam was known as the most popular voice of women in Punjabi literature, in 1956 and her long poem magnum opus, Sunehade won the Sahitya Akademi Award and became the first woman to won this award. After this she got many award like Bharatiya Jnanpith in 1982, The Padma Shri in 1969, Padma Vibhushan in 2004 and India's highest civilian award, in 2004.
Amrita Pritam was born in 1919 in Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab now is in Pakistan as Amrit Kaur, when she was eleven years old her mother died after that they moved Lahore where she lived till 1947 and again moved India.
Amrita Pritam :
Born - 31 August 1919 Gujramwala, Punjab (Pakistan)
Died - 31 October 2005 (aged 86)Delhi, India
Occupation - Novelist, poet, essayist
Nationality - Indian
Genre - poetry, prose, autobiography Subject partition of India, women, dream
Notable works - Pinjar (novel) Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu (poem)
Notable awards - Sahitya Akademi Award (1956) Padma Shri (1969)
Bharatiya Gyanpith (1982)
Shatabdi Samman (2000)
Padma Vibhushan (2004)
Children - 2