With ground-breaking works like One Part Woman, Pyre, and Resolve, among others, breaking the glass ceiling has always been Murugan’s style.
The reason behind instituting the Ramnath Goenka Sahithya Samman is to celebrate and honour literary excellence amongst both the veteran and the debutant, said Manoj Kumar Sonthalia.
This book has not only garnered widespread acclaim but also garnered him prestigious accolades such as the Yuva Puraskar by Sahitya Akademi.
The chief minister used a handkerchief to wipe his tears at the end of the video which depicted the life and works of his sister, revealing a very sensitive side of his personality.
All the jury members read all the books. For the lifetime achievement category, there was a short list of writers.
The national award-winning filmmaker further said in the mainstream, the execution and distribution system is very good.
In his remarks, author Gourav Mohanty said mythology is a mix of history and imagination of ancestors.
He said after being banned, the intoxicants became stronger and hence more dangerous because smugglers find it easier to bootleg stronger drugs as they are compact and fetch more profit.
The trio discussed the art of writing limericks and how it has evolved to become more Indianised over the years.
The women of the state now feel empowered, delivering strong leadership in every part of society. People are more confident of their future now than ever before.
Perumal Murugan, Anirudh Kanisetti & Devika Rege get inaugural awards
Refuting allegations that people with RSS ideology are being drafted in to head top institutions in the country, the Union minister said all appointments are made on merit.
Questioning the policy adopted on Jammu and Kashmir, Aiyar said the state should be treated with far more consideration and sympathy than is being displayed now since August 5, 2019.
A special tribute was paid to legendary poet Jayanta Mahapatra, who passed away recently.
The poet said when she started reading his work, she realised that in the arch of Mahapatra’s poetry there was this constant attention to the craft without retreating into a poetic ivory tower.
In reality, crime takes place first and the investigation comes later, which makes it tough for the real investigators to track down the culprit.
Giving example of the ‘abusive’ speech of BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri in the Parliament, the economist said such people are making the idea of new India very easy to decode.
The Odia language movement reached its pinnacle when in 2014 it received the honour of a classical language status.
This session will be helmed by women writers Sanghamitra Mishra, Chirashree Indrasingh, Sarojini Sahoo and Lipipuspa Nayak.