Google Doodle celebrates writer Amrita Pritam’s 100th birthday – The Sun


GOOGLE has celebrated Amrita Pritam’s 100th birthday with a heartwarming doodle.

The writer from Punjabi, India, is widely considered as the poet of the 20th Century.

 Google Doodle celebrates writer Amrita Pritam’s 100th birthday

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Google Doodle celebrates writer Amrita Pritam’s 100th birthdayCredit: Google

What does the Doddle show?

Amrita is sitting writing cross-legged in front of a backdrop of a typical house in Punjab.

Right next to her are purple roses, to signify her autobiography, ‘Kala Gulab’ (black rose).

On August 31 2019, she would have been 100 years old.

Who is Amrita Pritam?

Amrita Pritam, born Amrit Kaur, was born in British India’s Gujranwala, Punjab, which is present day Pakistan.

She was known for her poem’s and books written in the Punjabi language, even though she also wrote in Hindi and Urdu.

In 1986, she was nominated in the Upper House of Parliament.

And was honoured with India’s highest literary award in 2004, The Sahitya Akademi Fellowhship.

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Recipients are described as “immortals of literature”.

Memorable books

Ms Pritam published 28 novels in her life, but here are four of her ‘best’.

  • Pinjar
  • Raseedi Ticket
  • Fifty Fragments of Inner Self
  • Shadows of Words

 





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