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Gurdial Singh, Voice ofthe Voiceless

In novel after novel, Gurdial Singh (1933–2016) created sensitive and memorable vignettes of how multiple forms of oppression worked through our social structures, often crippling those who remain trapped within. He won the Jnanpith award for Parsa, the second Punjabi after Amrita Pritam to win the prestigious award. Singh’s work is arguably among the best of world literature.

Of Influence, Power and Empowerment

The drawing up of lists of "most influential men and women" is done only to lionise individuals from an already established hierarchical structure, without considering the merits of these individuals substantively.

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