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‘Pinjar’ (The Cage, written in 1950) was Amrita Pritam’s most famous novel. It was adapted into a movie in 2003.(HT File)

Remembering Amrita Pritam on the poet’s 99th birth anniversary

By Kabir Bhandari | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 08:55 AM IST
Amrita moved from Lahore to India during the Partition, although she remained popular in both countries. In 1956, Pritam became the first woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award for ‘Sunehade’ (Messages).
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