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Jnanpith Award


Jnanpith Award presented to Assamese poet Nilamani Phookan

April 12, 2022 11:21 am

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and the Chairperson of Jnanpith Selection Board Pratibha Ray handed over the trophy, cheque and other mementos to the 88-year-old celebrated poet, known for his pro-people writings.

Bold imagery, innovative use of words hallmark of Jnanpith winner Nilmani Phookan Jr

December 10, 2021 12:49 pm

A socially conscious poet, Phookan experimented for decades with thoughts and words since he began writing in the 1950s, and continued to do so till two years ago, when ill-health forced him to stop his pen from creating more poetry.

Explained: Who are Nilmani Phookan Jr and Damodar Mauzo, the winners of Jnanpith Award?

December 09, 2021 10:47 am

India’s highest literary award, the annual Jnanpith is bestowed on writers for "their outstanding contribution towards literature".

Assam poet and Konkani novelist receive Jnanpith Award

December 09, 2021 10:48 am

Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr and Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo received the award for “their outstanding contribution to literature”. 

Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passes away at 94

October 15, 2020 4:16 pm

A Padma Shri awardee, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri is also known for his critical essays, short stories and other literary works. His works have been translated into multiple languages.

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

June 13, 2019 10:04 am

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

June 12, 2017 9:34 am

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

May 06, 2015 1:59 am

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

New words for home

February 10, 2015 1:04 am

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

October 25, 2013 1:58 am

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