Born in Lahore in 1934, Ajeet Cour is a
Punjabi writer known for her socialist-realist themes including the oppression
and difficult lives of poor women. She has won a number of awards for her
writings including the International IATA Award,
Punjabi Sahitya Sabha Award, and Shiromani Sahitkar Award. Her most famous work
in English is called Pebbles in a Tin Drum.