On 100th birth anniversary of Amrita Pritam, Google Doodle celebrates her contribution to Indian Literature
Google commemorated the 100th birth anniversary of distinguished Punjabi poet, Amrita Pritam with a Google Doodle on August 31, 2019. Poet, novelist and essayist, Amrita is regarded as one of the most outstanding women writers.
Amrit Kaur who converted known by her stage name, Amrita Pritam was born in British India’s Gujranwala, Punjab (present-day Pakistan) now.
Today’s Google Doodle is in indicating to Pritam’s famous autobiography, Kala Gulab. The doodle displays, Pritam lying in an open area while she writes away in her diary with black roses kept in presence of her.
Kala Gulab, her autobiography unveiled details of her private life. Her novel worked as a force for women to be able to discourse out about their encounters with marriage and love.
One of the most popular poems of Pritam is,’Ajj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu,’ or ‘I entreat Waris Shah today.’ The poem is based on Partition of 1947, it is in indicating to the great 18-century Sufi poet, Waris Shah.
The poet was acknowledged for her authorship in the Punjabi language but she also penned in Hindi and Urdu. Another great work by Pritam was her novel, Pinjar, which is held as the best-written book about the separation between India and Pakistan.
The book was also formulated into a film that had Urmila Matondkar and Manoj Bajpai in the leading characters.
In 1985, the poet was chosen for Rajya Sabha. She has also been conferred for her work as a literary phenomenon. In 1981 she received a Bharatiya Jnanpith literary honor. She was also granted the Padma Bhushan in the year 2005.