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I felt I was skimming the poems because the translations seemed weak somehow. I got a sense of the power that lies beneath but the typos added to the sense of weak translation. I speak Punjabi but can't read/write it...maybe time to fix that so I can read the poetry in it's original language.
I searched for this book since I read a review on this book by great Khuswant Singh.....recently, one of my batchmates, who teaches in PenSU, brought me a copy from there....It's a great collection of poems.....as a non-Hindi, non-Gurmukhi reader I had to depend upon the English translation and they are just amazing....so rich in philosophic contents and the way she presented such deeper zones of soul....waves of emotion...dreams....deception....love and betrayal.....hope and despair....are all ...more
Amrita Pritam (Punjabi: ਅਮਰਿਤਾ ਪਰੀਤਮ, امریتا پریتم) was considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist. She was the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both the sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books, of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi fo ...moreMore about Amrita Pritam...