Sahitya Akademi Translation award for 23 works of eminent writers
Correcting word in last para | Wednesday, Feb 16 2011 IST
Legendry Hindi writer Premchand's novel 'Godaan', Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay's 'Ananda Math', former President A P J Adbul Kalam's collection of essays 'Ignited Minds' and Khushwant Singh's 'Train to Pakistan' are among 23 books selected by the Sahitya Akademi for 'Best Translation Prize 2010'.
The Executive Board of the Akademi, which met at Rabindra Bhavan yesterday under the Chairmanship of its President Sunil Gangopadhyay, approved selection of the 23 books for the Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize 2010.
These awards have been announced for translation first published between January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2008.
The prize carries an amount of Rs 50,000 and an engraved copper plaque which will be presented to the winners at a special function to be held in August this year.
'Godaan' has been selected for best translation in Kannada by Ms A Janki, 'Train to Pakistan' in Manipuri by Mr L Birendra Kumar Sharma, 'Ananda Matha' in Nepali by Mr Tarapati Upadhyaya and 'Ignited Minds' for being translated in Maithili by Mr Nityanand Das.
Ms Ira Pande has been selected for best translation in English language with Manohar Shyam Joshi's novel 'T'ta Professor', while Ms Sobha Nath Beshra bagged it for translating 'Meghdoot' by Kalidas in Santali.
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