Jnanpith Award

  • Hindi litterateur Amarkant passes away at 89 February 17, 2014

    Noted Hindi litterateur and Jnanpith award winner Amarkant on Monday breathed his last at his residence in Allahabad following a prolonged illness. He was 89. Born in 1925 in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh, Amarkant took active part in the Quit India movement of 1942, which caused him to abandon his studies for...
  • Oriya novelist Pratibha Ray wins Jnanpith Award December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Leading Oriya novelist and academician Pratibha Ray, who has over 40 novels, travelogues and short stories to her credit, was on Thursday named for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for the year 2011. At a meeting chaired by writer and Jnanpith award winner Sitakant Mahapatra, it was decided that...
  • Promote Indian vernacular literature abroad: Pranab October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, lauding the achievements of Jnanpith award winner Chandrashekhara Kambar in the Kannada language, said Thursday that Indian vernacular literature if promoted abroad would win "greater laurels" than the mark made by Indian writing in English. In his address while presenting the 46th Bharatiya Jnanpith Award to...
  • Assamese writer Indira Goswami dies November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Ailing Assamese writer and Jnanpith award winning litterateur Indira Goswami died on Tuesday morning after a prolonged illness. The former Delhi University professor was admitted to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital following lung infection and breathing problems. Earlier this year, the noted writer suddenly fell ill at her...
  • Kashmiri poet gets Jnanpith Award April 2, 2007

    Srinagar: Prof Rahman Rahi lives at a place called Vichar Nag, which means the spring of thoughts, on the outskirts of Srinagar in Kashmir. Rahi is the first ever Kashmiri to be to be conferred the highest literary award of India, the Jnanpith Award. A recluse, with his wife Zareena being...
  • Jnanpith Award for Kashmiri poet June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Jnanpith Award Selection Committee on Friday selected eminent Kashmiri poet and critic Rehman Raahi for this year's prestigious Jnanpith Award. Raahi has been chosen for his "enormous contribution to Indian literature," the panel said. Jnanpith is considered the most prestigious award in the field of literature in...