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Amrita Pritam (born 31 August 1919) is a household name in Punjab, being the first most prominent woman Punjabi poet and fiction writer. After partition, she made Delhi her second home. She was the first woman recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award,

the first Punjabi woman to receive the Padma Shree from the President of India in 1969. Though critical of the socialist camp, her works were translated in all the east European languages including French, Japanese and Danish.

Many of her stories and poems have been voiced by great artists like Gulzar and movies have been made on her works.


Aakriti Khanna
Lakshya Mehta
Meghna Sahay

BTech. ECE (2013-17)

Amity University, Noida

Semester III of Amity University, Under-Graduate Syllabus of Effective Written Communication

Podcast by III Semester Students

There are many more Podcasts on this very story, along with other stories.

To Facilitate More Learning on this nice work, you can watch the tele-film:Amrita Pritam: Stench of Kerosene

Listen to the soulful rendering of Amrita's Writings by the legend Gulzar: Amrita Pritam-Recited by Gulzar

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About the Author
Author: Parveen Sharma
Skill Development Facilitator
Stench of Kerosene
EklavyaParv is the Life Long Learning Mission with the belief that "You Create YourSelf!" Working on the motivational trilogy of Enhance-Empower-Encourage, we share learning contents on Communication Skills, Educational Technology, Skill Development and Insights about Education, Life and Learning. These resources are under the philosophy of Open Educational Resources (OERs). Parveen Kumar Sharma believes in being a Teacher who has been teaching Communication Skills for more than a decade to students from K-12 to HigherEd. Academic Intervention and Skill Development are the passions he works for. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at MM (Deemed to be) University, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana) INDIA