Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee will confer the 52nd Jnanpith Award to eminent Bengali poet Shri Sankha Ghosh on 27th April 2017 in New Delhi

A writer’s genius blossoms best in the natural climate of his mother tongue. The medium of language has, thus, a regional character. In effect, however, the production of a literary masterpiece becomes a national achievement and an international asset. Although a writer because of an inner urge and a number of factors contribute to the creation of a literary masterpiece, social recognition and...
Background   Bharatiya Jnanpith, a research and cultural trust founded in 1944 by Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, for publication of Ancient Indian manuscripts in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Apabhramsa, Tamil, Kannada, etc., and for giving impetus to contemporary creative writing in modern Indian languages, decided to present annually an Award of Rupees One lac in the memory of Moortidevi, mother of Sahu...
Background   On 22nd May, 1961, the fiftieth birthday of Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, the founder of the Bharatiya Jnanpith, members of his family thought that some unique scheme, commanding national prestige and of international standard, should be started in literary or cultural field. Consequently, when on 16th September, 1961, the Board of Trustees was considering matters relating to the ‘...

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Tarun Bhatnagar, Other Books Available : 0

Education : Post Graduate in Mathematics and then in History.