• Monday, 21 January 2019

Amitav Ghosh conferred with 54th Jnanpith Award

New Delhi, Dec 15: Noted author Amitav Ghosh has been conferred with the 54th Jnanpith Award.

A prominent contemporary Indian writer, Ghosh is known for his works like 'The Hungry Tide', 'Shadow Lines', 'The Glass Palace', and 'River of Smoke', to name a few.

A Padma Shri awardee, Ghosh, in his novels, is known for twining historical settings to the modern era, and through his books, envisages a space where one can connect the past with the present.

An elated Ghosh took to Twitter earlier on Friday to thank his well wishers and the jury for conferring him with the coveted accolade.

This is an amazing day for me. I never thought I would find myself on this list, with some of the writers I most admire, he tweeted.