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April-2018
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AMRITA PRITAM’SPINJAR (THE SKELETON): THE VOICE OF THE SILENT, SUFFERING WOMEN

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2349-5162

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"AMRITA PRITAM’SPINJAR (THE SKELETON): THE VOICE OF THE SILENT, SUFFERING WOMEN", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 4, page no.350-355, April-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1804066.pdf

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Amrita Pritam has been a household name across Punjab province, partitioned between India and Pakistan, for decades. She will always be celebrated for her ability to portray the essence of the robust people of Punjab, their turbulent lives and, above all, their deeply entrenched pathos. In simple but delicate and creative prose and verse, she expressed the poignancy of India's division by the colonial administration in 1947, when millions were uprooted, with bloodshed and tragedy on either side of the new border. Her works remain immortalised in the hearts of millions of Punjabis. Amrita Pritam(1919-2005) was the first important woman writer in Punjabi literature. She wrotenovels, essays and poems. She put Punjabi literature on the world map. No other writer is as synonymous with Punjabi literature as Amrita Pritam. She was the first woman to receive the Sahitya Academy Award in1956. Her important work as a novelist was Pinjar (The Skelton). Later she received BharatiyaGynanpith, one of India’s highest literary award. The Padmashree was awarded to her in 1969 and finally Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest civilian award in 2004. She was honored with India’s highest literary award Sahitya Academy of Letters, the Sahitya Academy Fellowship given to her for her life time achievements in 2004. Amrita is the first recipient of the Punjabi Ratna Award conferred upon her by Punjab Chief minister Cap. Amarinder Singh. She has received DLitt honorary degrees from many universities including Delhi University-1973, Jabalpur University-1973 and Vishwa Bharti-1983. In her career of over six decades, she has penned 28 novels, 18 anthologies of poetry, 5 short stories and 16 miscellaneous prose volumes.

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AMRITA PRITAM’SPINJAR (THE SKELETON): THE VOICE OF THE SILENT, SUFFERING WOMEN

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"AMRITA PRITAM’SPINJAR (THE SKELETON): THE VOICE OF THE SILENT, SUFFERING WOMEN", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 4, page no. pp350-355, April-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1804066.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1804066
Registration ID: 181146
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 4 | Year April-2018
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Page No: 350-355
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"AMRITA PRITAM’SPINJAR (THE SKELETON): THE VOICE OF THE SILENT, SUFFERING WOMEN", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 4, page no. pp350-355, April-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1804066.pdf




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