Mamang Dai, Ramesh Kuntal win Sahitya Akademi award
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New Delhi, Dec 21 : Authors Mamang Dai and Ramesh Kuntal Megh have won this year's Sahitya Akademi award for their work "The Black Hill", a novel, and "Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar", a literary criticism, in English and Hindi respectively.
The Sahitya Akademi on Thursday announced its annual Sahitya Akademi 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.