Adabiyat dedicated to Amrita Pritam
By Jonaid Iqbal
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has devoted its latest issue of bi-annual Urdu magazine Adabiyat to the first Punjabi woman poet, Amrita Pritam (1919-2005).
The tri-lingual magazine (Urdu, Punjabi and English) with 1,000 pages has come out with a claim that it is well researched volume which brings out many facts.
A number of prominent writers of Pakistan and India have contributed their articles to the issue, said Fakhar Zaman, chairman of the Pakistan Academy of Letters and the chief editor of the magazine.
Mr Zaman said the issue had an amalgam of Amrita’s poems, stories, novels, articles, autobiographical accounts, in translation and culled from Urdu, Punjabi and English.
He also remarked that Amrita gave words to the feelings of suffering and pain of thousands of people in Punjab at that time and that her works were translated in a number of languages, including English, Hindi, German, and Russian.