Friday, 25 January 2019

Krishna Sobti, Indian author, Died at 93

Krishna Sobti was born on  February 18, 1925 and died on January 25, 2019.
She  was a Hindi fiction writer and essayist.

She  won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980 for her novel Zindaginama and in 1996, was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the highest award of the Akademi.

Sobti earned the Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Indian literature, in 2017.

She was best known for her 1966 novel Mitro Marajani, a proud depiction of a wedded lady's sexuality.

Sobti was likewise the beneficiary of the first Katha Chudamani Award, in 1999, for Lifetime Literary Achievement, aside from winning the Shiromani Award in 1981, Hindi Academy Award in 1982, Shalaka Award of the Hindi Academy Delhi and in 2008, her novel Samay Sargam was chosen for Vyas Samman, initiated by the K. K. Birla Foundation.

Considered the grande woman of Hindi writing, Krishna Sobti was conceived in Gujrat, Punjab, presently in Pakistan; she likewise composes under the name Hashmat and has distributed Hum Hashmat, a gathering of pen pictures of scholars and companions.

Sobti's different books are Daar Se Bichchuri, Surajmukhi Andhere Ke, Yaaron Ke Yaar, Zindaginama. A portion of her outstanding short stories are Nafisa, Sikka Badal gaya, Badalom ke ghere.

Sobti Eka Sohabata incorporates her major chosen works.

Some of her works are presently accessible in English and Urdu.

During 2005, Dil-o-Danish, converted into The Heart Has Its Reasons in English by Reema Anand and Meenakshi Swami of Katha Books, won the Crossword Award in the Indian Language Fiction
Translation classification.

Krishna Sobti passed away at 93 years old.

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