Renowned Hindi scholar and writer Mamta Kalia has been chosen for this year's Vyas Samman for her novel "Dukkham Sukkham".
According to the KK Birla Foundation, which instituted the award in 1991, Vyas Samman is given annually to an outstanding work of Hindi literature by an Indian citizen published in the last 10 years.
The award includes a cash prize of Rs 3.50 lakh.
"Dukkham Sukkham by Mamta Kalia, a well-known Hindi scholar and writer, has been selected for Vyas Samman 2017," the foundation said in a statement.
Kalia, born in 1940 in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, has 11 novels to her credit and a dozen collections of short stories.
"Dukkham Sukkham" is a saga of a lower middle-class family's three generations. The literary work focuses on the transition in relations and situations of our society.
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