World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dalip Kaur Tiwana

Article Id: WHEBN0022222493
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dalip Kaur Tiwana  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Patiala, List of Punjabi authors, Punjabi University, List of Sikhs, Saraswati Samman
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Dalip Kaur Tiwana

Dr. Dalip Kaur Tiwana is a foremost novelist and short-story writer of contemporary Punjabi literature.


She was born at village Rabbon in the Ludhiana district of Punjab in 1935. She did her M.A. and Ph.D. in Punjabi literature from the Panjab University, Chandigarh.[1]

She worked as Professor of Punjabi in the Punjabi Department of Punjabi University, Patiala.[2]


Tiwana wrote her first, novel, Agni prikhya (The ordeal of fire), which was followed by a chain of novels; Vat hamari (Our path, 1970), Teeli da nishan (Mark of nose-pin, 1971), Suraj te samundar (Sun and ocean, 1972), Doosri Sita (Second Sita, 1975), Sarkandeya de desh (The land of reeds), Dhup, chhan te rukh (Moon and trees, 1976), Lammi udari (A long flight), and her latest novel Peele patian di dastan (The tale of yellow leaves). Apart from these novels, Tiwana has written an autobiography entitled Nange peran da safar (Travelling on bare feet).[3]

Tiwana has also published six short-story collections: Sadhana (Endeavour), Yatra (Pilgrimage), Kise di dhee (Someone's daughter), Ik kuri (A girl), Tera kamra mera kamra (Your room my room) and Malan (Gardener's wife). Her short-stories have been translated into English, Hindi and Urdu and published in various journals and included in anthologies.

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.



See also

Novels portal


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.