Amrita Pritam was one of the most renowned and popular writers from Punjab. She was born in 1919 Gujranwala, Punjab, in India. She spent her childhood and completed her education in Lahore. She started writing during her teenage years and has written over a hundred poems, as well as fiction, biographies, articles and her autobiography, which have helped her carve out a special place for herself in the world of literature.Jalawatan is an amazing novel written in new style by Amrita Pritam. The author has presented a unique picture of the love life of modern youths and young woman. The language of this novel is very simple and heart touching. This novel is counted in category of bestseller.
Amrita Pritam was an Indian maverick writer and poet. She is considered the first eminent female Punjabi writer, novelist and poet of the 20th century. Her writing is equally loved by the people of India and Pakistan. In her over 6 decades long career, she produced over hundred works, including poetry, essays, novels, biographies, etc. She was honoured with prestigious awards like the 'Sahitya Akademi,' 'Bharatiya Jnanpith,' and 'Padma Vibhushan' among many others. One of her most famous novels titled 'Pinjar' was made into a movie of the same name. She also penned an autobiography, in which she expressed her audacity by writing about her personal life, which might be considered 'controversial' by many, even in contemporary India. Amrita Pritam is most remembered for her poem, 'Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu.'