V Madhusoodanan Nair, Shashi Tharoor bag Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award
New Delhi: Poet V Madhusoodanan Nair has been selected for this year’s Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in Malayalam category for his collection of poetry titled ‘Achan Piranna Veedu’. MP Shashi Tharoor’s non-fiction book ‘An Era of Darkness’ was selected for the award in English category.
The award comprises of a purse of Rs 1 lakh, a plaque and a felicitation letter. The awards will be presented at a function to be held at Delhi on February 25 in connection with Sahitya Akademi Festival of Letters.
The award in Malayalam category was selected by Dr. Chandramathi, N S Madhavan and Prof. M Thomas Mathew and the jury for English category included Dr. G N Devy, Prof. K Satchidanandan and Prof. Sugandha Choudhary.
The Sahitya Akademi announced awards in 23 languages in total. Nanda Kishore Acharya (Hindi), Cho Dharman (Tamil), Bandi Narayana Swamy (Telugu) and Chinmoy Guha (Bengali) also were selected for the award.