Here are Amrita Pritam’s inspiring quotes that capture the spirit of every person fighting against the social norms
When Amrita (August 31, 1919 – October 31, 2005) wrote about love and life during the partition, hardly she knew her words will resonate with so many minds even after decades of her death.
She was behind the famous literary work, Pinjar, which was later turned into a movie featuring Urmila Matondkar and Manoj Bajpayee. Her poem Ajj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu (Today I Invoke Waris Shah), which is about the partition, is one of the great poems ever written. In the poem, she appeals to Waris Shah (the author Heer Ranjha) to rise from his grave and capture the tragedy that’s haunting Punjab and its women. She pleads him to turn over a new page in Punjab’s history, in the same way as he did when he gave Heer and Ranjha their voices. Despite winning a Sahitya Akademi Award, and being awarded with a Padma Shri and a Padma Vibhushan, she’s not as well known as she deserves to be.
In order to celebrate her life and her beautiful words, IFORHER brings to you some of her best quotes.
“When a man denies the power of women, he is denying his own subconscious.” – Amrita Pritam
“Look further on ahead, between truth and falsehood – a little empty space.” – Amrita Pritam
“There was a pain that like a cigarettes I inhaled quietly just a few poems remain that I flicked along with ash.”~ Amrita Pritam
“Again I remembered you. Again I kissed the flame. Love may well be the cup of poison, I asked for mouthful again” – Amrita Pritam
“When the body perishes I will pick these particles, weave the threads. And I will meet you yet again.” ~ Amrita Pritam
“Perhaps I will become a ray of sunshine to be embraced by your colors, I will paint myself on your canvas.” ~Amrita Pritam
“When to the tip of this tongue of flesh some word comes, it kills itself, it descends to the paper, where a murder happens.” ~ Amrita Pritam
“Once one daughter of Punjab wept, and you wrote your long saga; today thousand weep, I’m calling to you, Waris Shah” – Amrita Pritam
“Many stories which are not on paper. They’re written in the bodies and minds of women.” – Amrita Pritam
Hope you enjoyed Amrita Pritam quotes as much as we did!