Eminent Rajasthani litterateur Satya Narayan has been chosen for the 26th Bihari Puraskar, 2016 for his Hindi book titled, "Yeh Ek Dunia", the K K Birla Foundation announced today.
Instituted in 1991 by the Foundation, the award which is named after famous Hindi poet Bihari, recognises outstanding work in Hindi or Rajasthani, published during the last ten years by a Rajasthani writer.
"K K Birla Foundation announces that the twenty-sixth Bihari Puraskar for the year 2016 will be given to Dr Satya Narayan for his Hindi reportage 'Yeh Ek Dunia'. This book was published in 2010," the Foundation said in an official statement.
With 'Yeh Ek Dunia', which is a meticulous depiction of various circumstances of life in the contemporary world, Narayan has gone beyond the boundaries of formal format of reporting.
The writer attempts to enter the unseen aspects or dimensions, where human experiences and conscience are more important than the life situations of the contemporary time zone.
"Only a writer or an artist can tread the track towards the discovery of truth. Narayan is able to see deep into the psyche of the humanity of his time and that is why his works cross the boundary of newspaper reporting and leave no space for doubts," the Foundation said.
The writer who has previously penned works like, "Phati Jeb Se Ek Din", "Ret Ki Kokh Mein", "Yahin Kahin Neend Thi" among others, builds a model of new creativity in 'Yeh Ek Dunia".
He has also written for various newspapers and magazines including, "Yayavar Ki Diary" and has been the recipient of several awards like 'Kanhaiyaa Laal Sahal Award' from Rajasthan Sahitya Akademi, 'Acharya Niranjannath Samman' by Sambodhan, Kankroli among others.
Last year the Bihari Puraskar was awarded to Bhagwati Lal Vyas for his Rajasthani poetry collection titled, "Katha Sun Aawe Hai Sabad".
Narayan will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs, besides a citation and a plaque.
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