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Mamang Dai, Ramesh Kuntal win Sahitya Akademi award

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Authors and have won this year's award for their work "The Black Hill", a novel, and "Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar", a literary criticism, in English and Hindi respectively.

The on Thursday announced its annual Awards 2017 in 24 languages. Seven novels, five collections each of poetry and short stories, five works of literary criticism, a play and a book of essays have won the awards.

"The books were selected on the basis of recommendations made by a jury of three members in the concerned languages in accordance with the procedure laid down for the purpose," K. Sreenivasarao, Secretary, Sahitya Akademi, said.

The award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh will be presented to the authors at a special function to be held on February 12, 2018.



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First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 16:00 IST