“It was a sin to be alive in a world so full of evil”: A Critical Study of Pinjar
Jaipur National University
Amrita Pritam is the foremost Punjabi woman poet. She is the first woman who received the Sahitya Akademi Award for her collection of poems Sunehere in 1956. In 1969, the Padma Shree Award is conferred on her by the president of India . She also receives the Bhartiya Jnanpith Award for her collection of poems Kagaj Ke Kanvas in 1982. She is one of the most renowned partition writers. This paper discusses about the traumatic journey of the protagonist, Pooro who is doubly violated by her family and society.
Key Words: Partition, Traumatic, Protagonist