To pay tribute to the leading 20th century Punjabi poetess, novelist and essayist, Amrita Pritam Harjinder Thind talks with Prof. Sadhu Singh. Amrita was born in Gujranwala in United India on 31st August in 1919 to a Sikh school teacher who was a poet and a Sikh preacher. Being the only child of the family, she embraced the first shock in her life at the age of 11 when her mother died which added to her sensitivity and that was the start of her story about dreams and bitter realizations. Pritam not only read history but also she witnessed history in the making. She became the part of that history of 1947, witnessing the killing of thousands of inculpable people, Hindus, Muslims or Sikhs. The events that happened at the time of partition of India badly shattered the young Pritam.