Eminent Hindi writer Krishna Sobti will be honoured with this year’s Jnanpith Award. Jnanpith Selection Board made the decision on Friday (Nov 3).

“Sobti is a path-breaking novelist. She has immensely enriched Hindi literature,” the statement by the board, chaired by scholar, writer and critic Namwar Singh, said.

Girishwar Misra, Shamim Hanfi, Harish Trivedi, Suranjan Das, Ramakant Rath, Chandrakant Patil, Alok Rai, C Radhakrishnan, Madhishudhan Anand and Leeladhar Mandloi are also a part of the decision-making body.

Read on to know more about her:

Birth

Krishna Sobti was born in 1925 in Gujrat city in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.

Style of Writing

She is famous for the experimentation she does with new writing styles. Her readers adore her for “bold” and “daring” characters in her stories who were ready to tide over all challenges

Languages

The language Sobti uses is an eclectic mix of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi cultures.

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Subjects

The writer wrote on a myriad subjects ranging from Partition, and relationships between man and woman, to the changing dynamics of Indian society and the gradual deterioration of human values.

Literary Works

Some of Sobti’s celebrated works include Daar Se BichhudiMitro MarjaniZindaginamaDil-o-DanishBadalom ke GhereAi Ladki and Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan. 

Translations

Several of her works are available in other Indian languages and in Swedish, Russian and English.

New Book

Sobti’s new book, which released this year, is named Gujrat Pakistan se Gujarat Hindustan. It revolves around her own life and the journey of those who became homeless in their own country.

Accolades

Sobti has been the recipient of many prestigious awards in the past, including Hindi Akademi Awards, Shiroman Awards, Maithli Sharan Gupt Samman, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship and Padma Bhushan.

SheThePeople.tv congratulates her for this prolific achievement.

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