I Take This Woman

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Orient Paperbacks, Sep 4, 2018 - Fiction - 126 pages

A raw slice of Punjabi village life!

The unusual story of a woman compelled to marry one who she brought of as her own son. A brutally honest exploration of sexuality, society and relationships marked by vivid realism and vigour of narration.

"For its powerful characterisation and innate humanity, the book is an outstanding contribution to contemporary Urdu literature." — Sahitya Akademi Award Citation


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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, Krishan Chander and Ismat Chugtai.

His writings influenced and inspired a generation of writers and Ek Chadar Maili Si won him the coveted Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965. For his outstanding contribution to Urdu literature he was honoured with Padma Shri in 1972, and the Ghalib Award in 1978. 

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KHUSHWANT SINGH is one of the very few contemporary English writers of the Indian sub-continent with equally impressive credentials as a translator. His mastery over both Urdu and English has ensured that the vitality and the poignancy of the original writing is retained in the translation.

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