Well known Hindi writer Amar Kant has been selected for the prestigious 'Vyas Samman' for his outstanding novel Inhin Hathiyaron Se.
85-year-old Kant has been selected for the award constituted by K K Birla Foundation by a jury headed by Prof Surya Prasad Dixit, a release said here on Wednesday, March 17.
The award, which is given to an outstanding Hindi literary work published during the last ten years since 1991, carries a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh.
The novel revolves around incidents between the Quit India movement and independence in 1947 against the background of rural Balia region.
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