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Amitav Ghosh receives Jnanpith Award: A look at his best books

Amitav Ghosh, who spent his formative years in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria, is known for creating rich literature out of the blind spots of history.

Jnanpith awardee writer and poet C Narayana Reddy passes away

Reddy was awarded the prestigious Jnanpith award in 1988 for his poetic work Visvambara which was also translated in three other languages.


Cultural show to celebrate state’s Jnanpith Award winners on May 7

The state culture department has roped in some of the most renowned Marathi artists to perform.

New words for home

Nativism debate in literature, sparked most recently by a Marathi author’s remarks, is so last century.

Kalidas was a greater playwright than Shakespeare: Prof Gurdial

Professor Singh,a noted Punjabi writer and novelist,has also been awarded the Padma Shri Award for his literary works.

Telugu writer bags Jnanpith award ’12

Telugu writer Dr Ravuri Bharadwaja has been selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2012


Days after winning Jnanpith,Shrilal Shukla passes away

“It’s rather difficult to talk about oneself,” Shrilal Shukla,fumbling for words,once told an interviewer in a film made on him by the Sahitya Akademi.

Jnanpith for Amar Kant,Shrilal Shukla,Kambar

Eminent Hindi authors Amar Kant and Shrilal Shukla were on Tuesday chosen for India's highest literary honour Jnanpith Award.

Amar Kant,Shrilal Shukla,Kambar win Jnanpith Award

Selection board chaired by noted writer Dr Sitakant Mahapatra made selections for the awards.

Shaheryar presented Jnanpith Award

Legendary Urdu poet and academician Prof Shaheryar was on Sunday presented India’s highest literary honour Jnanpith Award for the year 2008.