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Sarala Puraskar for Prominent Odia Writer Gourahari Das – The New Indian Express

By on September 19, 2022 0

By Express press service

BHUBANESWAR: Prominent Odia writer Gourahari Das will be awarded the prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his book ‘Bagha O Anyanya Galpa’. Published in 2018, the book has 11 short stories. The writer will receive a citation and a cash award of Rs 5 lakh at a ceremony here on October 26.

This is the 43rd edition of the literary award, which was instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) in 1980. Sarala Puraskar is recognized as the premier literary award in the state.

Earlier this year, Das was shortlisted to receive the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award for the year 2021 for ‘Chheli Chareibara Dina’, his Odia translation of Uday Parkash’s Malayalam novel ‘Aadujeevitham’ (Goat Days). Das, who received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2012, translated and published “Goat Days” in 2016.

Among these, he also has six translations to his credit, several novels, travelogues and short stories. The winners of the Ila Panda Sangeet Samman and the Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman were also announced that day by IMPaCT. Prominent London-based painter and writer Prafulla Mohanti and Odissi music guru Ghanshyam Panda will be honored with ‘Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman’.

BHUBANESWAR: Prominent Odia writer Gourahari Das will be awarded the prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his book ‘Bagha O Anyanya Galpa’. Published in 2018, the book has 11 short stories. The writer will receive a citation and a cash award of Rs 5 lakh at a ceremony here on October 26. This is the 43rd edition of the literary award, which was instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) in 1980. Sarala Puraskar is recognized as the premier literary award in the state. Earlier this year, Das was shortlisted to receive the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award for the year 2021 for ‘Chheli Chareibara Dina’, his Odia translation of Uday Parkash’s Malayalam novel ‘Aadujeevitham’ (Goat Days). Das, who received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2012, translated and published ‘Goat Days’ in 2016. Among these, he has six translations to his credit, several novels, travelogues and short stories. The winners of the Ila Panda Sangeet Samman and the Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman were also announced that day by IMPaCT. Prominent London-based painter and writer Prafulla Mohanti and Odissi music guru Ghanshyam Panda will be honored with ‘Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman’.

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