Pinjar tells the story of Puro, a young woman of Hindu background, finding herself living a lovely life - in a period circling the time of the Partition of - with her family. All is well for Puro, who finds herself betrothed to a wealthy, sweet young man, Ramchand, from a promising family akin to her own background. Although her life seems to be well-charted, Puro's bliss is shattered one day as a leisurely trip in the fields beyond her home with Rajjo turns traumatic as she is kidnapped by a mysterious man, who turns out to be Rashid, a man of Muslim descent. Rashid's family was once scorned by Puro's when in a few generations before theirs', a Great-some-Uncle of Puro's kidnapped a Great-some-Aunt of Rashid's. Now, vengeance has been proclaimed by Rashid's Uncles, and have finally triumphed by successfully capturing Puro. Throughout the film it is clear that Rashid is very attracted to Puro and would do anything for her.
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Satyajit Ray was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. In , he was awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy A skeleton with neither a face, nor mind, nor a will, nor identity.
Pinjar is set in the era of India's independence from British rule, specifically, the time when the country was partitioned to form the nation of Pakistan. The suffering, hardships, sacrifices and miseries of the women during this time are described in Pinjar , as are the crimes and regrets of the men; the Hindus and the Muslims; the venom from the Partition. Human rights in the face of religious divisions, with the aid of which, the heroine embraces the present and forgives people's wrongdoings; she rises again to explore the infinite possibilities that the future holds.
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Featured Author Satyajit Ray was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Blog. Overview 'Pinjar' means 'skeleton'. Amrita Pritam was an Indian maverick writer and poet. She is considered the first eminent female Punjabi writer, novelist and poet of the 20th century. Her writing is equally loved by the people of India and Pakistan.
In her over 6 decades long career, she produced over hundred works, including poetry, essays, novels, biographies, etc. She was honoured with prestigious awards like the 'Sahitya Akademi,' 'Bharatiya Jnanpith,' and 'Padma Vibhushan' among many others. One of her most famous novels titled 'Pinjar' was made into a movie of the same name.
She also penned an autobiography, in which she expressed her audacity by writing about her personal life, which might be considered 'controversial' by many, even in contemporary India. Amrita Pritam is most remembered for her poem, 'Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu. View Profile. View More.
Great review. I am currently reading this book saw the movie a long time ago. Will share my thoughts on it. Pinjar is one of best Punjabi Books.
Satyajit Ray was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. In , he was awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy A skeleton with neither a face, nor mind, nor a will, nor identity. Pinjar is set in the era of India's independence from British rule, specifically, the time when the country was partitioned to form the nation of Pakistan.