Renowned Hindi writer Krishna Sobti has been chosen for this year’s Jnanpith Award( 2017).
Known for experimenting with new writing styles and creating strong characters in her stories who were ready to accept all kinds of challenges. Her language was highly influenced by the intermingling of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi cultures.
Born in 1925 in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, Sobti’s works include Daar Se Bichhudi, Mitro Marjani, Zindaginama, Dil-o-Danish, Badalom ke Ghere, Ai Ladki and Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan. Besides, many of her works have been translated into other Indian languages and also in Swedish, Russian and English.
Krishna Sobti’s is a recipient of many coveted awards in the past, including Padma Bhushan, Hindi Akademi Awards, Shiroman Awards, Maithli Sharan Gupt Samman, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship.