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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The characters played in my mind and my hear went out to them.

A heart touching story. If you have to pick one human emotion and dissect it to mean a million things, read this woman.

Dec 19, Kislay Verma rated it really liked it. 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. However; the subject is good but the novdl and storyline could have been better if handled properly. This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat 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 abandoned her respectively, still weren’t all that bad after all.

I bought this book after watching the movie but was disappointed. Amrita puts a living soul into each of her character.

Pinjar (novel)

But they are themselves bound to the old values, and cannot bring themselves to discard the ties that failed them in their times of need. The time when this incident happened in history is one that alot of our elders can relate to and have sure narrated stories of the Hindu-Muslim differences and the suffering on both sides. Left with no support, Puro returns to Rashid who is well-aware of Puro’s escape; he knew she wouldn’t be let in by her parents and nkvel been waiting for her nearby.


She is at her best and original.

As Puro underwent a ceremony to be branded – literally – as a Muslim, and be renamed Hamida, Lajjo had not as yet. I am planning to write a article on her life. In the pnjar, Puro’s family had made Rashid’s family homeless by taking over their property.

It ends with the post-independent India and Pakistan.

Rashid’s family has an pijnar dispute with Puro’s family. Puro’s grand-uncle had even kidnapped Rashid’s grand-aunt and then released her after defiling her. The complexity of the relation of Hamida and Rashid has many nuances that can be gleamed from a second look, and I learnt that the simplest of dialogue, the starkest of image and the most subtle use of symbols can make a book stand out.

Discuss the status of women in Pinjar by Amrita Pritam.

They are without a doubt are innocence and free to live. Now, vengeance has been proclaimed by Rashid’s Uncles, and have finally triumphed linjar successfully capturing Puro. It deserves 5 stars. I am certain that I would re-read this book in the future.

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Apr 14, Mayuri rated it really liked it. Puro after knowing that Ramchand’s nove Hindus are passing by her own place, decides to visit the night camp where locals go to give food etc. This story was perfect in every sense. And that’s the best part about Pinjar.


Pinjar by Amrita Pritam. This book is a must read for pinjr Punjabi, Indian and Pakistani. Pinjar is a novel with intentional and emotional struggles.

Ira my fevarit pritam. Meanwhile, the British colonialists leave India under the effects of partition.

Discuss the status of women in Pinjar by Amrita Pritam. | eNotes

She was the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, npvel is equally loved on both the sides of the India-Pakistan border. Whether it is hovel crazy woman who haunts the village while running around naked, or the obsessive wanna-be-husband Rashid who loves a little girl beyond control, Pritam does not purport to draw characters with subtly, or with much emotional range, but webbed through the misfortunes of their circumstances, life-like, they become.

With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over books, of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi fo Amrita Pritam Punjabi: But too much of brooding spoiled the story.

Or did he reconcile to his mother?

Good performances, especially by lead actress Urmila Matondkar and by Manoj Bajpai as her Muslim partner, compensate for a slightly wobbly structure”. Views Read Edit View history. They didn’t learned the value and moral of this novel as i can clearly see in novep society.

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