- Amrita Pritam (Aug 31 , 1919 – Oct 31, 2005) was an Indian novelist, essayist and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, essayist and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi folk songs and an autobiography that were translated into several Indian and foreign languages.
- She defended Osho's freedom of speech in the Indian Parliament, after Osho returned from his world tour, when the American government was hostile to him and was pressurising other governments against him.
- She wrote introductions for several books of Osho, including Ek Omkar Satnam (एक ओंकार सतनाम) and From Sex to Superconsciousness.
- Amrita Pritam considered Osho as the greatest flowering of human consciousness. She wrote:
- "In our world there are so many philosophers who hold on to different philosophies in their hands. And those hands or centuries have been striking each other and the philosophies negating each other's logic. And I have seen than it is only Osho, who, detached from all these philosophies, has been propounding that inner experience which is one, whatever and wherever it might be, it is one. And that is the greatest flowering of human consciousness."
- In her introduction to Osho's discourses on Japuji Saheb of Guru Nanak Dev, she writes: "Ek Omkar Satnam, the sound of Om alone, is the true name. Osho's voice leads us into the difference between reality and truth. Where science seeks truth through the medium of mind alone and a poet seeks through the medium of the heart, and the mind and the heart both fall short, Osho becomes a pointer to that inner experience of Nanak where the two meet and merge, where the duality of science and art is lost and we enter the Omkar.
- When Osho's voice rustles in one's interior like a soft breeze, when overburdened like a rain cloud it showers drop by drop, and when it descends into one's being like a ray of the sun, I can say on my own authority that the dormant seed of consciousness starts sprouting. Then the flower of countless colors that blooms can have any name to it. It blooms also as a Gautam Buddha, it blooms also as a Mahavira, it blooms also as a Nanak."
- Commenting about Osho and his literature, she wrote:
- "Osho, the thinker par excellence, gives in these books his thought-provoking views in a clear and unambiguous language. It is said that the clarity of thought is best represented by the manner you put them, and this 'great achievement of our age' has no peer in this field."