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Celebrated Malayalam poet Akkitham wins 55th Jnanpith award for outstanding contribution to literature
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Celebrated Malayalam poet Akkitham wins 55th Jnanpith award for outstanding contribution to literature

Akkitham, 93, has written over 40 literary pieces in Malayalam, including poems, short stories and plays.

Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel
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Gun Island: Amitav Ghosh's anthropological approach to fiction stops short of visionary in his latest novel

Amitav Ghosh's approach suggests that he writes fiction as anthropology, deliberately illustrating propositions through the characters and events in his novels. His latest novel Gun Island feeds us elaborate information about the milieu, including its myths and its past, but the characters do not stand out and we wait for the protagonist's emotional entanglements in vain

Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'
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Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'

We are living in a time when writers are increasingly beleaguered, embattled and marginalized. Around the world, everywhere we look, there is a closing of minds, a narrowing of horizons, and a palpable fear of the future, says Amitav Ghosh.

Girish Karnad's filmography in Kannada cinema demonstrates his penchant for layered social commentary
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Girish Karnad's filmography in Kannada cinema demonstrates his penchant for layered social commentary

Even a hundred years later, Girish Karnad's plays and films will teach many important lessons to viewers on the things that went wrong in the 20th century.

Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island, the theme of technology-as-magic, and why nothing is 'just a story'
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Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island, the theme of technology-as-magic, and why nothing is 'just a story'

Amitav Ghosh, who recently won the Jnanpith Award, talks about the themes in his latest book Gun Island, the link between human and animal modes of communication and technology's potential to function as witchcraft

Girish Karnad's son Raghu thanks people for their tributes: 'He enriched others' lives, and the reverse is also true'
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Girish Karnad's son Raghu thanks people for their tributes: 'He enriched others' lives, and the reverse is also true'

Raghu Karnad wrote on Instagram, 'The picture that is growing rooted in my mind is of Appa in his spot on the sofa, his hand around a glass of whiskey, gently bubbling with bits of history, legend, song, folktale and philosophy.'

Krishna Sobti, Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi award-winning Hindi fiction writer, passes away aged 94
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Krishna Sobti, Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi award-winning Hindi fiction writer, passes away aged 94

Krishna Sobti was known for experimenting with new writing styles and creating bold and daring characters in her stories who were ready to accept all challenges.

Amitav Ghosh, author of The Shadow Lines and Sea of Poppies, conferred Jnanpith Award
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Amitav Ghosh, author of The Shadow Lines and Sea of Poppies, conferred Jnanpith Award

Previously, Amitav Ghosh has been a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, and his books Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke were also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in the years 2008 and 2012 respectively

Krishna Sobti to be honoured with Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Hindi literature
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Krishna Sobti to be honoured with Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Hindi literature

Krishna Sobti was conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 1980 for Zindaginama.

Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh conferred 52nd Jnanpith Award by President Pranab Mukherjee
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Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh conferred 52nd Jnanpith Award by President Pranab Mukherjee

Sankha Ghosh is known for his work in Bengali literature such as Raktakalyan, Adim Lata- Gulmomay and Murkho Baro.

Ananthamurthy cremated with full state honours
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Ananthamurthy cremated with full state honours

The last rites were conducted as per Hindu traditions fulfiling the wishes of Ananthamurthy, who was equally brilliant in Kannada and English writing.