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Google Doodle Celebrates Indian Novelist Amrita Pritam 100th Birth Anniversary



Google Doodle Celebrates Indian Novelist Amrita Pritam 100th Birth Anniversary

Today on 31st August 2019, Search engine giant Google is celebrating Indian Novelist Amrita Pritam's 100th birth anniversary with a colorful animated doodle.

Google Doodle on Amrita Pritam is a glimpse to her autobiography 'Kala Gulab', which tells many details of her personal life that acted as a catalyst to help women speak more broadly about women experiences with love and marriage.

Amrita Pritam born on 31st August 1919 at Gujranwala, Punjab, British India and died on 31st October 2005 (aged 86) in Delhi, India.

Amrita Pritam is considered as the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, essayist and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language. 

Amrita Pritam has published 28 novels including 'Pinjar', a tale set during the time of partition, which was also adapted into a movie. She is widely remembered for her poem "Ajj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu," based on the Partition of 1947.

Amrita Pritam for her illustrious career received many awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award (1956), Padma Shri (1969), Bharatiya Jnanpith literary award in 1981. She was also awarded the Padma Vibushan in 2005.

In 2005 itself, a French translation of her novel, The Skeleton, was awarded the La Route des Indes Literary Prize. 


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