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Tagore Literature Award to Debabrata Das

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 4 � Eminent writer Debabrata Das of Assam has been chosen for the prestigious Tagore Literature Award 2010. The honour recognizes his Nirbasita Galpa, published in 2007, which has already attracted critical acclaim.

The award, with which Sahitya Akademi is associated, comprises a plaque and a cash prize of Rs 91,000, an official statement mentioned.

Das, who has to his credit 23 books along with scripts for cinema and TV, will be presented with the award instituted by Samsung India on May 5 at the Rabindra Natya Mandir at Dadar West, Mumbai. A number of distinguished personalities from the area of art and culture will be in attendance.

The writer's foray into literature started in 1972, and he has so far authored six short story collections, three novels and several novellas. His literary column Hiyar Pokhilabor earned him admirers from Assamese readers in India as well as abroad.

It may be mentioned that the Tagore Literature Awards is a Samsung Hope Project, part of the company's corporate social responsibility. The honours are bestowed annually in eight Indian languages and judged by a jury selected by Sahitya Akademi.

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Tagore Literature Award to Debabrata Das

GUWAHATI, May 4 � Eminent writer Debabrata Das of Assam has been chosen for the prestigious Tagore Literature Award 2010. The honour recognizes his Nirbasita Galpa, published in 2007, which has already attracted critical acclaim.

The award, with which Sahitya Akademi is associated, comprises a plaque and a cash prize of Rs 91,000, an official statement mentioned.

Das, who has to his credit 23 books along with scripts for cinema and TV, will be presented with the award instituted by Samsung India on May 5 at the Rabindra Natya Mandir at Dadar West, Mumbai. A number of distinguished personalities from the area of art and culture will be in attendance.

The writer's foray into literature started in 1972, and he has so far authored six short story collections, three novels and several novellas. His literary column Hiyar Pokhilabor earned him admirers from Assamese readers in India as well as abroad.

It may be mentioned that the Tagore Literature Awards is a Samsung Hope Project, part of the company's corporate social responsibility. The honours are bestowed annually in eight Indian languages and judged by a jury selected by Sahitya Akademi.