Ajeet Cour

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Ajeet Cour
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Born (1934 -11-16) 16 November 1934 (age 83)
Occupation Writer, poet, and novelist
Nationality Indian
Education M.A. Economics
Genre Novel, short story, memoir
Notable work Khanabadosh
Notable awards Sahitya Academy Award 1985
Padma Shri
Shiromani Sahityakar Award
Baba Bali Award
Spouse Rajinder Singh (m. 1952)
Children Arpana Caur, Kendi Caur

Ajeet Cour (born 1934) is a Punjabi Indian writer. She has written novels and short stories in the Punjabi language on social-realist themes such as the experience of women in relationships and their position in society.[1] She received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1985[1] and the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2006.[2]


Ajeet Cour was born in the family of S. Makhan Singh in 1934 in Lahore. She had her early education there. After the partition, her family came to Delhi, where she earned an M.A. (Economics).


  • Khanabadosh (means "nomad" or "vagabond")
  • Gulbano[3]
  • Mehak di maut
  • Dhup wala shahr

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ajeet Cour, 1934-". The South Asian Literary Recording Project, Library of Congress, New Delhi Office. 
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 

All Punjabi Books Of Ajit Kaur