"Amrita Pritam (1919 2005) was the first prominent female #Punjabi #poet #novelist and #essayist. Her explicitly #feminist work acknowledges women's desires and independence -- inspiring women to take responsibility of their lives!" #strongwomen #kaur #Kaurista #quote repost @kaurista
Amrita Pritam (1919 - 2005) The Great Poetess The leading 20th century poet of the Punjabi language, Amrita Pritam is considered the Sikh community's unsung heroine. She is the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, equally loved on both sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning six decades, Amrita Pritam produced more than 100 books. She represents the rise of Sikh women in the humanities -- writers, artists, filmmakers, and scholars.