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