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Amrita Pritam (August 31, 1919 — October 31, 2005) (, , , ) was an Indian writer and poet, considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both the sides of the India-Pakistan border, with a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books, of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi folk songs and an autobiography that were translated into several Indian and foreign languages.

She is most remembered for her poignant poem, Aj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu (Today I invoke Waris Shah - "Ode to Waris Shah", an elegy to the 18th-century Punjabi poet, an expression of her anguish over massacres during the partition of India. As a novelist her most noted work was Pinjar (The Skeleton) (1950), in which she created her memorable character, Puro, an epitome of violence against women, loss of humanity and ultimate surrender to existential fate; the novel was made into an award-winning film, Pinjar in 2003.

When the former British India was partitioned into the independent states of India and Pakistan in 1947, she migrated from Lahore, to India, though she remained equally popular in Pakistan throughout her life, as compared to her contemporaries like Mohan Singh and Shiv Kumar Batalvi.

Known as the most important voice for the women in Punjabi literature, in 1956, she became the first woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award for her magnum opus, a long poem, Sunehe (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.

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Total Books: 54
Pinjar The Skeleton and Other Stories
2009 - Pinjar the Skeleton and Other Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788183860970
ISBN-10: 8183860974
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The Skeleton and Other Writings
2005 - The Skeleton and Other Writings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788179920237
ISBN-10: 8179920232
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Other Dimension
2005 - The Other Dimension [Lotus collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788174360168
ISBN-10: 8174360166
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Sometimes I Tell This Tale to the River
2003 - Sometimes I Tell This Tale to the River (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788121605168
ISBN-10: 8121605164
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Fifty Fragments of the Inner Self
2003 - Fifty Fragments of the Inner Self (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788121608817
ISBN-10: 8121608813
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Shadows of Words An Autobiography
2001 - Shadows of Words an Autobiography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780333936924
ISBN-10: 0333936922
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49 Days
1996 - 49 Days (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788120718364
ISBN-10: 8120718364
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Their Signature
1995 - Their Signature (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788174620026
ISBN-10: 8174620028
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Village No36
1994 - Village No36 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788120716100
ISBN-10: 8120716108
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Skeleton and that Man
1992 - Skeleton and That Man (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788120702431
ISBN-10: 8120702433
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1987 - The Skeleton and That Man [Two Stories by Amrita Pritam] (Hardcover)
Revenue Stamp An Autobiography
Revenue Stamp an Autobiography (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780706922103
ISBN-10: 0706922107
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Adalata
Adalata [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788121602815
ISBN-10: 8121602815
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Kahaniyom ke angana mem
Kahaniyom Ke Angana Mem [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788121603102
ISBN-10: 8121603102
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Eka Thi Anita [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Daravesom ki mehandi
Daravesom Ki Mehandi [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788121606455
ISBN-10: 8121606454
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Sakti Kanom Ki Lila [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Hare dhage ka rista
Hare Dhage Ka Rista [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788121608411
ISBN-10: 8121608414
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Isqa allaha haqa allaha
Isqa Allaha Haqa Allaha [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788121608886
ISBN-10: 8121608880
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Aksharom ki rasalila
Aksharom Ki Rasalila [Lokodaya granthamala - Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788126306800
ISBN-10: 8126306807
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Akshara kundali
Akshara Kundali [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788170160182
ISBN-10: 8170160189
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Kacce resama si laraki
Kacce Resama Si Laraki [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788170160380
ISBN-10: 8170160383
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Mana mirza tana sahibam
Mana Mirza Tana Sahibam [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788170160588
ISBN-10: 8170160588
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Sapanom ki nili si lakira
Sapanom Ki Nili Si Lakira [Hindi Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788170160922
ISBN-10: 8170160928
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Sitarom Ke Sanketa [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Ratana Aura Cetana [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Ajnata Ka Nimantrana [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Ananta Nama Jinasa [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Kammi Aura Nanda [Hindi Edition] (Paperback)
Kaya Ke Damana Mem [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Blank Sheets [New world literature series] (Paperback)
Life and Poetry of Sara Shagufta [New World Literature Series] (Paperback)
Kaili Kamini Aura Anita [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Khamosi Ke Ancala Mem [Hindi Edition] (Other)
Divarom Ke Saye Mem [Hindi Edition] (Hardcover)
Sagara Aura Sipiyam [Hindi Edition] (Other)