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100 years of Amrita Pritam: An ode to a rebel, her words & love

Unapologetically bold and expressive, both in her writings and personal life, Amrit Kaur alias Amrita Pritam born in Gujranwala of Pakistan on August 31, 1919 was all that a woman wasn't allowed or accepted to be in her times — a fierce writer, a passionate lover and a born rebel.

Amrita Pritam's 100th birth anniversary: ‘She lived what she wrote’

On her 100th birth anniversary, writers remember the enfant terrible of Punjabi literature, Amrita Pritam.


The intriguing love story of Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi

Amrita Pritam knew that Sahir had a commitment phobia and his love for her was not as intense. She wrote to him, "Maine toot ke pyaar kiya tum se/Kya tumne bhi utna kiya mujh se? (I loved you wholeheartedly/ Did you also love me that much?)".

The life, love and poetry of Amrita Pritam

She wrote about female sexuality, self-realisation and the pain of loss at a time when women mostly wrote on conservative themes. Remembering the rebellion of poet Amrita Pritam, who would have turned 100 yesterday

Amrita and I

Veteran poet and director Gulzar on Amrita Pritam and how she’d never tire of listening to his poem, Dastak.

Amrita Pritam: Google honours Punjabi writer on her 100th birth anniversary with doodle

Amrita Pritam: The Google Doodle is a reference to the Punjabi writer's autobiography Kala Gulab (Black Rose).


Amrita Pritam lives on in hearts of many through her words, nazms

Gulzar Singh Sandhu recalls how he wrote to Pritam when she won the Sahitya Natak Akademi Award, and got a prompt hand-written reply from her, asking him to meet her if he stayed in Delhi.

Amrita Pritam’s poem inspires opening lines in Delhi High Court’s verdict

A young poet, Amrita Pritam, who fled to this country with her two little children from Lahore, was witness to the manifold tragedies during that perilous journey,” the bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel noted.

Sonakshi Sinha to play the renowned poetess Amrita Pritam

There is a strong buzz that Sonakshi Sinha is in talks to play Amrita Pritam in a biopic based on the life of the renowned poetess

Amrita Pritam’s family objects to glamourising her life in the Sahir Ludhianvi biopic

An ambitious biopic of poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi has hit a roadblock