Dalip Kaur Tiwana
(ਦਲੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਟਿਵਾਣਾ)
|Born||May 4, 1935|
village Rabbon, Ludhiana district, Punjab
|Died||31 January 2020 (aged 84)|
|Occupation||novelist, short-story writer|
Dr. Dalip Kaur Tiwana ( 4 May 1935 - 31 january 2020) was a foremost novelist and short-story writer of contemporary Punjabi literature. She has won awards, both regional and national, and is a widely translated author. She has retired as Professor of Punjabi, and Dean, Faculty of Languages, from Punjabi University, Patiala.
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Dalip Kaur Tiwana was born on 4 May 1935 in village Rabbon in the Ludhiana district of Punjab in a well-to-do land-owning family. She was educated at Patiala, where her uncle, Sardar Sahib Tara Singh Sidhu was Inspector General of Prisons. She had a distinguished academic career. She earned first class honors in the pursuit of her M.A., and then received a PhD degree from the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
In 1963, she joined the Punjabi University, Patiala as a Lecturer and then went on to become Professor and Head of the Department of Punjabi, and Dean, Faculty of Languages. She was a brilliant teacher and researcher and made a significant contribution to literary and critical studies in Punjabi. She was also a UGC National Lecturer for a year.
She is married to sociologist and Poet Prof Bhupinder Singh and has a son Dr Simranjit Singh, who is an Assistant Professor of Electronics and Communication at Punjabi University. Dr Tiwana lives with her family on the campus of Punjabi University, Patiala, where she is life fellow and writer-in-residence.
On 14 October 2015, she returned Padma Shri award against increasing intolerance in the country. She received this award in 2004 for her contribution to literature and education.
Eho Hamara Jiwna
Teeli da Nishaan
Sooraj te Samandar
Sarkandyaan de Des
Dhupp Chhaan te Rukh
Sabh Des Paraya
Peele Pattyaan di daastan
Rin Pittraan da
Air wair mildayaan
Langh gaye dariya
Jimi puchhay asmaan
Katha kuknoos di
Duni suhava baagh
Katha kaho urvashi
Oh taan pari si
Janam juye haarya
Khada pukare pattani
Paunaan di jind meri
Khitij ton paar
Teen lok se nyari
Tumri katha kahi na jaye
Vichre sabho vaari vaari
Takhat hazara door kude
Merian saariyaan kahaniyaan
Kise di dhee
Tera Kamra mera kamra
Panjaan vich parmeshar
Fullan dian kahaniyaan
Panchhiyaan dian kahaniyaan
Putt saputt karen
Kaale likh na lekh
Nange Pairaan da safar
Poochte ho to suno
Tere mere sarokaar
Such is her fate (Punjabi University)
A journey on bare feet (Orient Longman)
Twilight+Mark of the nosepin (NBT, Delhi)
Gone are the rivers (Macmillan)
The tale of the phoenix (Unistar, Chandigarh)
Who am I (Diamond Pocket Books, Delhi)
Tell the tale Urvashi (Orient Blackswan).
Who Am I? ( trans. Dr. Rajinder Singh) Who am I' is the story of a young and educated married woman, who feels suffocated in her monotonous life and chooses to renounce the world for self-realization. She follows a group of sadhus and sadhvis to Hardwar, but from there moves on alone in her quest for truth.
The characters in Tiwana's novels and short-stories are the downtrodden and the innocent rural folk with suppressed desires and passions. Tragedy and irony mark the main elements of her fiction. Complex inner duality of the female psyche is the chief theme of Tiwana. Besides her achievement in fiction, Tiwana has written two books on literary criticism too.
Honored with UGC National Lecturership.
Govt. of Punjab Award for Sadhana as the best book of short stories, 1960–61.
Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971 for novel Eho hamara jivan (This our life, 1969)
Ministry of Education and Social Welfare Award for Punjaan Vich Parmeshar in 1975
Nanak Singh Puruskar (Languages Department, Govt. of Punjab) for the novel Peele Patian Di Dastan
Gurmukh Singh Musafir Award (Languages Department, Govt. of Punjab)for the autobiography Nange Pairan Da Safar in 1982
Canadian International Association of Punjabi Authors and Artists Award, 1985.
Shiromani Sahitkar Award, Languages Department, Govt. of Punjab, 1987.
Pramaan Pattar from Punjab Govt. 1989.
Dhaliwal Award from Punjabi Sahit Academy, Ludhiana, 1991.
Best Novelist of the Decade (1980–90), Punjabi Academy, Delhi, 1993.
Nanjanagudu Thirumalamba Award for the novel Katha Kuknus Di, Karnataka, 1994
Vagdevi Award for the novel Duni Suhava Bagh from Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad, Calcutta, 1998
Honored with Mata Sahib Kaur Award during the tercentenary celebrations of the Birth of the Khalsa for outstanding contribution in the field of language, art and literature at Anandpur Sahib on 11 April 1999.
Kartar Singh Dhaliwal Award (Lifetime achievement) from Punjabi Sahit Academy, Ludhiana,2000
Saraswati Samman in 2001 for novel Katha Kaho Urvashi
Padma Shri Award in 2004 for Literature & Education
Panj Pani Award from Jalandhar Doordarshan, 2005.
Punjabi Sahit Rattan Award from Govt. of Punjab, 2008.
Honorary D.Litt. from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 2011.
List of Punjabi authors
List of Punjabi language poets
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