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Oxford dictionaries declares ‘Nari Shakti’ as Hindi word for year 2018

Oxford dictionaries has declared “Nari Shakti” as the Hindi word for the year 2018. The announcement was made during a session at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the Diggi Palace. According to the Oxford dictionaries, the word has been derived from Sanskrit and is used today to symbolise women “taking charge of their ..

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Nari Shakti: Hindi Word of the Year 2018

The word Nari Shakti is chosen as the word of the Year 2018 by the Oxford dictionaries. The announcement regarding this was made in the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). Why Nari Shakti was chosen as word of the year? The Oxford dictionaries have cited following reasons for choosing Nari Shakti as word of the year: ..

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Namita Gokhale awarded Sushila Devi Literature Award

Renowned writer Namita Gokhale was awarded Sushila Devi Literature Award for her work “Things to Leave Behind”. She was honoured in the ‘Best Book of Fiction Written by a Woman Author’ category at the inaugural edition of Bhopal Literature and Art Festival. Sushila Devi Literature Award Sushila Devi Literature Award is constituted by Ratanlal Foundation. The award recognises ..

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Arundhathi Subramaniam wins inaugural  Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry

Poetess Arundhathi Subramaniam has won the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry. She has been conferred this prize for her work When God is a Traveller. Her name was announced at a prize ceremony held at Jaipur Literature Festival. The jury, which included Ashok Vajpeyi, Jeet Thayil, Namita Gokhale, Pavan K. Varma and Soli ..

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Jhumpa Lahiri wins DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015

Indian American Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri has won prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015. Fifth edition of this prize was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival. She has received the prestigious $50,000 DSC Prize for her book The Lowland. Her book was chosen by 5 judges from 75 books. The Lowland is ..

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