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Krishna Sobti: Legend who created space for women's interiority, sexuality

An unparalleled figure in Hindi literature, Krishna Sobti died on January 25 at the age of 93

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Vasudha Dalmia | The Wire 

For those who had the good fortune to know her, and also perhaps for those who did not, Krishna Sobti will remain one of those rare people who don’t go away.

Vivacious, alert and far-sighted while writing of a ‘Panjab’ only someone of her generation could know, and a Delhi – past and present – which had become her home, she peopled her fiction and her memoirs with sharply etched characters who also refuse to go away. In a Hindi interspersed liberally with Panjabi and Urdu words and phrases, particularly in her early works, she coined a style ...

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First Published: Mon, January 28 2019. 08:39 IST
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