Hindi Writer Krishna Sobti To Get Jnanpith Award
“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:
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
The language Sobti uses is an eclectic mix of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi cultures.
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.
Some of Sobti’s celebrated works include Daar Se Bichhudi, Mitro Marjani, Zindaginama, Dil-o-Danish, Badalom ke Ghere, Ai Ladki and Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan.
Several of her works are available in other Indian languages and in Swedish, Russian and English.
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.
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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