Conversation With a Murderer: Amrita Pritam on “Masculinity” and “Izzat”

Killing seemed to be a better option than negotiation, what more worse can it get for a society? Men calling violence masculinity don’t know what it means. It is 1980. Amrita Pritam learnt about a husband who has killed his wife to guard his family’s honor. Intrigued on knowing that the husband was an educated fellow, Amrita Pritam desires to meet him. The area (Punjabi … Continue reading Conversation With a Murderer: Amrita Pritam on “Masculinity” and “Izzat”

Amrita Pritam: Her Poems, My Life and Love

हैरान होता था जब बार बार ऐसे सपने से आते थे की अमृता प्रीतम कुछ कह रहीं हैं मुझसे, मुझसे? कहाँ वो रूहानीयत की मूरत और मैं बेग़ैरत इंसान । पर अच्छे से याद है “आज वारिज शाह नूं “, “साहिर “, और “इमरोज़”। ….. लगता था की वो बगावत थी या सिर्फ रूह की आवाज़ को सुनने वाली, इक पंजाबन। पता नहीं, पर जबसे … Continue reading Amrita Pritam: Her Poems, My Life and Love