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Namita Gokhale wins Sushila Devi Literature Award

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

has won the Sushila Devi Literature Award for her novel "Things to Leave Behind".

She was awarded in the 'Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author' category at the inaugural edition of Literature and Art Festival (BLF) that began here Saturday.

The festival, a brainchild of former bureaucrat Raghav Chandra, is being held at the of the Bharat Bhawan here.

Union for Culture and Tourism K J Alphons and were among the eminent people present at the opening of the festival.

Praising the beauty of Bhopal's Upper Lake, Alphons said tourist facilities should be developed around the lake without damaging the water body.

Later, speaking at a panel discussion -- 'The Path Ahead: Transformative Ideas for India', stressed the need to focus on for the global market.

of and were also part of the panel.

The literary event will see participation by over 70 writers and artists attending the festival.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 13:40 IST