Amrita Pritam

1919 - 2005

Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam; listen ; 31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) was an Indian novelist, essayist and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent female Punjabi poet, novelist, essayist and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both 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 all translated into several Indian and foreign languages.She is best remembered for her poignant poem, Ajj 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amrita Pritam has received more than 1,275,265 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 2,669th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Amrita Pritam ranks 2,664 out of 4,883Before her are Tiziano Terzani, Sven Aggesen, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Jonas Jonasson, John Brunner, and Fazil Iskander. After her are Vincent Voiture, Georges Schehadé, Liviu Rebreanu, Peter James, Pavao Ritter Vitezović, and Alexandre Herculano.

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Among people born in 1919, Amrita Pritam ranks 122Before her are Franjo Kuharić, Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Oswaldo Guayasamín, Lisa Della Casa, Paul de Man, and G. E. M. Anscombe. After her are Ahmed Abdallah, Salomon Morel, Hennes Weisweiler, Tamara Toumanova, Hyman Minsky, and Henri Vidal. Among people deceased in 2005, Amrita Pritam ranks 108Before her are Tilly Fleischer, Jair da Rosa Pinto, Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, Teresa Wright, Link Wray, and Eduardo Paolozzi. After her are Sergio Endrigo, John Mills, George P. Cosmatos, Attilâ İlhan, Sandra Dee, and Erik Balling.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Amrita Pritam ranks 41 out of 125Before her are Dilip Kumar (1922), Yahya Khan (1914), Francis Younghusband (1863), Rahman Baba (1632), Milkha Singh (1935), and Gulzarilal Nanda (1898). After her are Krishna Sobti (1925), Lokaksema (147), Ghulam Ishaq Khan (1915), Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (1964), Sunil Dutt (1929), and Yash Chopra (1932).

Among WRITERS In Pakistan

Among writers born in Pakistan, Amrita Pritam ranks 5Before her are Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Vasubandhu (400), Khushal Khattak (1613), and Rahman Baba (1632). After her are Krishna Sobti (1925), Tariq Ali (1943), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Ibn Warraq (1946), Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941), Khushwant Singh (1915), and Mulk Raj Anand (1905).