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-By Amrita Pritam

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Pinjar, written by Amrita Pritam, is set against the backdrop of Partition of India. This Hindi book was originally a 1950 Punjabi novel. It has been translated into several languages, including Khushwant Singh’s translation into English.

Puro, a Hindu girl, is kidnapped by Rashid, a Muslim boy. She somehow manages to return to her parents from Rashid’s home, but her parents refuse to accept her. They claim that her return might make Rashid’s clan slaughter them all, as his family has an ancestral rivalry with theirs. Puro returns to Rashid and she gradually develops affection towards him. The novel not only depicts the troubled times during the Partition, but also poignantly describes the battles a woman has to fight with the outside world and within herself. It highlights the state of Indian woman in rural areas as well. Pinjar was adapted into a major motion picture in Hindi, directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi. short..

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ISBN-13 9788121602792
Publisher Hind Pocket Books
Imprint Hind Pocket Books
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Language English
Binding Paperback

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