I Take This Woman
The unusual story of a woman compelled to marry one whom she brought up as her own son. Rajinder Singh Bedi (1915-1984) short story writer, novelist, playwright and screenplay writer is acknowledged as one of the finest Urdu writers of recent times and is placed alongside such greats as Premchand, Manto, Krishna Chander and Ismat Chugtai. His literary career of fifty years was marked with versatility and some of the finest creative writing seen in Urdu literature. His Urdu novel, Ek Chadar Maili Si translated into English as I Take This Woman, received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965.
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