This event is presented in remembrance of the famous poet Amrita Pritam.
Though feminism came much later in the last century the emotions have always been there in pervasive and prevalent form. In her performance we can see the dreams and longing for love, which is beyond the realms of time and society and the practical reality of the dream, marriage which was beautifully captures in the poem Kuvanri (The Virgin) and is interpreted by the dancer in today’s manifestations of domestic abuse and marital rapes. The psychological numbness and quietness is portrayed in the poem titled Chup, followed by the poem titled Mere Dost Ae Mere Ajnabi is poem of hopefulness and yet the transitory nature of love and relationships. The cycle of love and pain continues as the longing intensifies. The next poem is about the undying spirit of the women “Suraj Nu Sare Khoon Maaf Han” and yet she says “I will meet you yet again…” and I am Swatantra Rooh (A liberated soul).
Amrita Pritam was a liberated woman in every sense of the word, as a person, poet and novelist. She freed herself from the shackles of religion and conventions, though brought up in a rigidly orthodox Sikh milieu that took the form of deliberate defiance of orthodox traditions; her free verse expressed the radical iconoclastic rebellion against accepted values.