Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sahitya Akademi approves 23 books for translation prize

Sahitya Akademi approved selection of 23 books in as many as languages for the translation prize for the year 2009. The books were selected in various Indian languages like Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu, and English.

"The books were selected on the basis of recommendations made by the Selection Committees of three members each in the languages concerned in accordance with the rules and procedure laid down for the purpose," the Akademi said in a release.

The prize carries an amount of Rs 50,000 and an engraved copper plaque which will be presented to the translators of each book at a function to be held later this year.

Full report here PTI

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