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Ajeet Cour, 1934-

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Image of  Ajeet Cour, 1934 -  (photo credit: Gaurav Sharma)

Select page numbers to listen or LCCN to display the bibliographic record. These recordings were made in the field and audio quality may vary.

Readings:

  1. Nawambara curasi.
    Nawim Dilli : Nawayuga Pabalisharaza, 1996.
    (LCCN: 96900250)
    • "Nawambara curasi"
      MP3 excerpt: 16-28
  2. Arasi
    vol. 43, no. 8, August 1998

Ajeet Cour was born on November 16, 1934 in Lahore, Pakistan. Having begun her writing career as a romantic, she has matured into a realist. Her short stories portray the unequal situation of women in human relationships, suffering from under-privileged positions in relation with their husbands and lovers. Throughout her works she projects a woman's failure to find a home instead of merely a house.

More recently Ajeet Cour has emerged as a crusader for women's issues in perceptive columns displaying a courage of convictions. Readers eagerly look forward to her reportage of cultural events.

She has many awards to her credit including Shiromani Sahitkar Award, 1979; International IATA Award, 1984; Sahitya Akademi Award, 1985; Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award, 1989; Punjabi Sahita Sabha Award, 1989. At present she is chairperson, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi.

The Library of Congress has twenty-one works of her in its collection.

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