scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Now, Malayalam novelist Sarah Joseph returns her Sahitya Academy award

Sarah Joseph had bagged the Sahitya Academy award in 2003 for her novel Aalahayude Penmakkal (Daughters of God, the father)

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram |
Updated: October 10, 2015 5:01:49 pm
sarah joseph, sara joseph, sahitya academy award, dadri, dadri lynching, narendra modi, sahitya academy, sarah joseph award, sarah joseph novels Sarah Joseph had bagged the academy award in 2003 for her novel Aalahayude Penmakkal (Daughters of God, the father). (Source: Wiki commons)

Noted Malayalam novelist Sarah Joseph on Saturday said she has decided to return her Kendra Sahitya Academy award in protest against the ‘terror-like’ situation prevailing in the country.

Joseph had bagged the academy award in 2003 for her novel Aalahayude Penmakkal (Daughters of God, the father).

Joseph said the prevailing situation in the country was appalling.

“Writers are murdered and the right to eat what one wants is denied. This is a deliberate attempt to shatter the plurality of Indian society. As a writer, I have to strongly react to this. The Prime Minister remained silent for nine days after the Dadri incident. I am giving back the award in protest against the stand of the Union Government,” she said.

Subscriber Only Stories
Sajjid Chinoy: ‘The rupee is a better-performing currency against t...Premium
Delhi Confidential: Amid Bihar drama, will Harivansh step down as Deputy ...Premium
Constant sparring, communication gap, poaching shadow: Why Nitish quit NDAPremium
Customs to airlines: Give details of foreign travellers for ‘risk analysis’Premium

Joseph had contested the LS elections in 2014 as an AAP candidate.

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 10-10-2015 at 01:42:14 pm
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement