The translation of a Malayalam travelogue on the Himalayan region by M P Veerendra Kumar, Managing Director of Mathrubhoomi Group of publications is one among 12 books chosen for the prestigious 'Nalli-Thisai Ettum' translation award this year.
Announcing the awards for 2010, R Natarajan, Advisor 'Thisai Ettum,' a Tamil quarterly for translated works, told reporters in Coimbatore that Sirpi Balasubramaniam, a Tamil poet and convener of Sathiya Akademi's Tamil Board, had translated the book Hymavathabhoovi into Tamil, titled Vellipanimeethu.
A total of 14 translators have been selected for the award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a citation, he said. About 150 entries from across India were scrutinized by a bilingual jury and fiction and non-fiction works, translated from Tamil and translated into Tamil from other languages including English, merit the award, he said.
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