Amrita Pritam’s Pinjar : Relocating Trauma of Partition


  • Dr. Sangeeta Jain Assistant Professor in English DAV PG College, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. U.P. India.


Amrita Pritam is a Punjabi writer who has voiced the silence of millions of women. As a novelist her most distinguished work Pinjar (1950) portrays the traumatic experiences of a young girl Pooro and many other girls who were kidnapped at the time of India Pakistan Partition. The novel was transferred into an award winning cinema Pinjar in 2003 by a renowned director Chandraprakash Dwivedi. A moviemaker while adapting a work of literature must demonstrate faithful adherence to the textual source or he should utilize his directorial creative urges to mould and remould to recreate and create it. The present paper analyses to what extent the novelist and the moviemaker have been successful in the portrayal of women’s issues and transferability of

 these touching emotions have altered the poignancy of female issues or heightened its effect.


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