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Pinjar: The Skeleton and Other Stories #2020

Pinjar The Skeleton and Other Stories Brought together in this volume are two of the most moving novels by one of India s greatest women writers The Skeleton and The Man The Skeleton translated from Punjabi into English by Khushwant Sing

  • Title: Pinjar: The Skeleton and Other Stories
  • Author: Amrita Pritam Khushwant Singh
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Pinjar: The Skeleton and Other Stories By Amrita Pritam Khushwant Singh, Brought together in this volume are two of the most moving novels by one of India s greatest women writers The Skeleton and The Man The Skeleton, translated from Punjabi into English by Khushwant Singh, is memorable for its lyrical style and depth in her writing Amrita Pritam portrays the most inmost being of the novel s complex characters The Man is a compelling accounBrought together in this volume are two of the most moving novels by one of India s greatest women writers The Skeleton and The Man The Skeleton, translated from Punjabi into English by Khushwant Singh, is memorable for its lyrical style and depth in her writing Amrita Pritam portrays the most inmost being of the novel s complex characters The Man is a compelling account of a young man born under strange circumstances and abandoned at the altar of God.

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    1. From my review at Solomon Says Amrita Pritam pours her own experiences of living through the partition into Pinjar The story is told from Puro perspective, and is a unique look into the harrowing situation of women at the time It brings out the multitude of misfortunes that could strike a girl for no fault of hers She is objectified as the vessel of family honour, a vessel that that had to be thrown away if it broke There was no mercy in the ossified social system, no hope for rehabilitation Amr [...]

    2. Pinjar is the journey of Pooro a woman abducted to assuage the scar of an immaterial feud and abandoned to salvage the all important prestige that religion and family hold in society Pooro like many other women in the book embodies the patriarchy that the world around us today in 2017, is still trying to break free from She has no control over her life Even her ability to raise the child she births and nurses, is decided by the men around her In her writing that now ages several decades, Amrita [...]

    3. In the winter of 2011, i read this book Belonging from Punjab so it was obvious to heard about Amrita Pritam s works as she has been highly praised for her post Indian revolution literary works I have only read Amrita s only this book So i can t judge her other novels or books Pinjar is a novel with intentional and emotional struggles It s a novel that shed light over revenge and betrayal in two families The one that took revenge while the other one had no excuse to be hurt.Novel is short, inter [...]

    4. i wonder when and where i ll be able to find and read this book the movie looks sooooo good i really need to watch it P

    5. Normally, when I read translations from famous originals, the story makes perfect sense, but the language leaves much to be desired Especially with Indian authors, many of the translators are just people who know the two languages, and not really artists in either one of them.However, Khushwant Singh was masterful in his use of English Punjabi Not only that, he was a raconteur and knew precisely how to keep the audience engaged.And that s the best part about Pinjar The first story in the book is [...]

    6. I happened to read this book recently but had seen the movie long time ago While the movie was sure great, the book touches chords that not only make you sympathetic towards Pooro but also make you respect the men who go all out to fight for their wife, their sister.The time when this incident happened in history is one that alot of our elders can relate to and have sure narrated stories of the Hindu Muslim differences and the suffering on both sides While it hurts to see that the parents also t [...]

    7. Ek marmik kahani jo Desh vibhajan ke samay ko darshati hai zaada kuch nahi kahunga bas iss kitab ke chand shabdo me review ko khatam karunga ki Koi Ladki ho Hindu ya Musalmaan, Jo bhi ladki Lautkar apne thikaane pahuchati hai, Samjho Usi ke saath meri Aatma bhi Thinkaane pahuch gayi Amrita Pritam ji ke ek aur Umda Rachna.Dhanywaad.

    8. Amrita Pritam pours her heart out in this story spanning from pre partition era to the times after the partition The pain of the people leaving their homes to go to the other side of the border is beautifully depicted and touches all the right notes in the heart You can clearly feel the pain and longing of Puro for her family.

    9. A heart touching story It shows the condition of women at the time of partition Beautifully written Recommendable novelEveryone should read at least one time

    10. A great piece of art must read for punjabi readers and other also because to understand the past happen to our old generation as from what time they come around

    11. The subject chosen for the novel is very good but the handling is not good For the first time I can say that the movie Pinjar was much better than the original creation.Somehow I do not like the language used by Amrita Pritam in her stories and novels Anyone who is interested in Hindi literary works and is well versed with Hindi language can never enjoy such expression of words no offenses to anybody Simplicity does not mean crudeness Look at the creations of Munshi Premchand The language used M [...]

    12. Two novels, Pinjar and That Man, both written by Amrita Pritam and translated by Khushwant Singh Pinjar, an amazing chronicle of life and times during the India Pakistan partition, has since been made into a movie par excellence That Man captures the inner workings of a man, whose parents sacrificed him to the local place of worship, to serve God Excellent books Too bad I could not enjoy them in Punjabi thus, only four stars The translation into English is very clinical and unaffected I certainl [...]

    13. Amrita Pritan has been done a disservice Khushwant Singh apparently decided to phone in the translation over the course of an afternoon While Pinjar is still readable and compelling in this translation because of the strength of the original piece, the translation is awful Also, what editor decided to pair Pinjar with Yaatri, some godawful story about a Stranger esque character and his existential meanderings through life Regardless, Pinjar is a must read, and this is the best translation availa [...]

    14. A heart touching story about how conflicts between families, communities and nations are so often brutally and mindlessly played out on the bodies and identities of women The movie is just as equally good A must read for anyone interested in the literature related to the plight of women during the bloodiest time in recent Indian history that of partition and the period just preceding and following it.

    15. I really enjoyed The Skeleton but not That Man The Skeleton was a story of abduction but the strength to overcome it and accept it when nothing could be done about it That Man I didn t really follow, but I did know that the central male character had mommy issues and liked to smoke a lot of weed Not as moving as The Skeleton and not nearly as poetic.

    16. a story though set up of time which was many years back, but still I can relate with the main character her shattered dreams, her struggle, her brave character for accepting her fate, amazing portrayal of Indian women I loved reading it

    17. About the Punjabi textBeautifully written and not packed with onepenny feminism The language, borrowed from the rural Punjab even though the book is set in Gujrat was hard to follow at first but I got by by deducing and sometimes, conjecturing the meanings.

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