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Brought together in this volume are two of the most moving novels by one of India s greatest women writers The Skeleton and The Man. The Skeleton. Sulekha Creative Blog – Pinjar tells the story of Puro, a young woman of Hindu background, finding herself living a lovely l. Pinjar (Punjabi: ਪਿੰਜਰ, Urdu: پنجر , Hindi: पिंजर, English/Translation: The Skeleton) is a Punjabi novel written by noted poet and novelist Amrita Pritam.

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Even her ability to raise the child she births and nurses, is decided by the men around her. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Pritam set out to construct a narrative of Partition from the women’s point of view.

The British colonialists leave India and the subcontinent reels under the effects of the partition. The one that took revenge while the other one had no excuse to be hurt. I am great fan of Amrita Pritam. View all 5 comments. When British India was partitioned into the independent states of India and Pakistan inshe migrated from Lahore to India, though she remained equally popular in Pakistan throughout her life, as compared to her contemporaries like Mohan Pinjaf and Shiv Kumar Batalvi.

Amrita Pritam pours her heart out in this story spanning from pre partition era to the times after the partition. This short novella details the life of a Hindu girl turned Muslim through forced marriage, and the trials and tribulations that occur in her life as the land around her divides by religion.

All she wants to tell is that Love is the Ultimate Victor who wins over irrespective of the differences created by the mundane realities, such as Caste, Religion, and National Boundaries. She has no control over her life. Coincidentally, after having attended a book club meeting discussing Craig Thompson’s Habibi a graphic novel written by a white American which explores rape and sexual violence in a unnamed imagined Middle Eastern countryit was almost serendipity that I was to immediately pick up a book which tells a similar story, but through the eyes of a native.


Ramchand hurriedly leaves to India with his younger sister and mother; his father is already missing. May be, it would have sounded superb in the original Punjabi.

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Retrieved March 29, I am planning to write a article on her life. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Search Member Search Keyword.

The characters played in my mind and my hear went out to them. They bring Lajjo to Lahore where Trilok and Ramchand come to receive her.

However i strongly believe if something people of Punjab or Indians in addition to regarding this novel as Indian literary work have learned from it is that nothing. The entire book is written in short, staccato bursts of dialogue interspersed by agonized scrambling of the characters to come to terms with their lives.

Although her life seems to be well-charted, Puro’s bliss is shattered one day as a leisurely trip in the fields beyond her home with Rajjo turns traumatic as she is kidnapped by a mysterious man, who turns out to be Rashid, a man of Muslim descent.

पिंजर by Amrita Pritam

Left with no support at home Puro’s brother Trilok is unfortunately away from home at that timePuro returns to Rashid who has already explained 15 days after the kidnapping that her family would in no way accept her then who is well-aware of Puro’s escape.

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Pinjar tells the novek of Puro, a young woman of Hindu background, finding herself living a lovely life – in a period circling the time of the Partition of – with her family.

In her writing that now ages several decades, Amrita Pritam and her Pooro make us wonder at our own dismal hypocrisy when we wonder if the men who kidnapped and nove her respectively, still weren’t all that bad after all. Novel is short, In the winter ofi read this book. The translation into English is very clinical noel unaffected. Jan 02, Rishi Katiyar rated it really liked it.

Lajjo wishes very much for Trilok to give her the attention she so animately bestows upon him. Pinjar is believed to be one of the best literatures written with backdrop of Partition of India. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Pinjar (novel)

The first story in th Normally, when I read translations from famous originals, the story makes perfect sense, but the language leaves much to be desired.

Probably, much better language and ponjar enough storytelling. It was more a delve into human being’s thoughts and inner struggle. So i can’t judge her other novels or books.

All of the tracks were composed by Uttam Singhwith lyrics by Gulzar. A heart wrenching story of the fate of women in a patriarchical and religiously divided India, set in the backdrop of partition.