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'I want to focus on things that impact the world': Jnanpith Awardee Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh, who just won the Jnanpith Award, says he really wants to pay attention to the ways things are changing across the world, including environmental changes, and write about these.
DNA - Published

Interview with Jnanpith awardee Amitav Ghosh on his new novel, Gun Island

‘How can we let the non-human speak in literature?’ That is the primary literary challenge of our time according to the author, whose latest novel has hit the stands
Hindu - Published

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Kovind, PM, others mourn passing away of Girish Karnad [Video]Kovind, PM, others mourn passing away of Girish Karnad

Jnanpith winner and noted theatre personality, actor and playwright Girish Karnad passed away at his Bengaluru home on Monday at the age of 81 following age-related complications. President Ram Nath..

Credit: IANS INDIA     Duration: 02:01Published


Amitav Ghosh conferred with Jnanpith award - Published Also reported by •HinduZee NewsIndiaTimesDNA

'Authors feeling marginalised as minds close'

Celebrated author Amitav Ghosh received the prestigious Jnanpith Award in Delhi on Wednesday.
IndiaTimes - Published

Girish Karnad fought for freedom of expression, says Sonia Gandhi

On June 11, 2019, UPA Chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party leader Sonia Gandhi condoled the death of Jnanpith winner and multilingual scholar-actor Girish Karnad and said he was a man of the..
Mid-Day - Published

Jnanpith winner, multi-lingual actor Karnad dead, cremated 'quietly' - Published Also reported by •Sify

One man, many crafts: An era ends with Girish Karnad

For the 1980s' kids who tasted TV time with 'Malgudi Days', Girish Karnads portrayal as Swamis stern father, has remained an indelible memory. Equally unfading for many generations are his plays with..
Mid-Day - Published

Chandrashekhar Rao, Jagan Mohan Reddy condole Girish Karnad's death

*Hyderabad:* Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministers on Monday condoled the death of Jnanpith winner and multi-lingual actor Girish Karnad. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said..
Mid-Day - Published

Pramod Sawant condoles death of veteran artist Girish Karnad

*Panaji:* Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday condoled the death of veteran artist and Jnanpith award winner Girish Karnad. "Saddened by the passing away of veteran actor, poet and Jnanpith..
Mid-Day - Published

Girish Karnad passes away: A look at his most memorable acting roles, from Samskara, Nishant to Iqbal

A Jnanpith Award, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan recipient, Girish Karnad has directed and featured in some of the most celebrated films of Indian cinema.
Firstpost - Published

RIP Girish Karnad: Sonam Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal offer condolences to Jnanpith Awardee

Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal and others offered condolences to Jnanpith Awardee Girish Karnad, who passed away on Monday morning
DNA - Published

#RIPGirishKarnad: Karnataka declares 3 day holiday in the state as a mark of respect to the legendary actor and playwright

Karnataka declares 3 day holiday in the state as a mark of respect to Jnanpith awardee, multi-lingual actor and noted writer Girish Karnad
Bollywood Life - Published

Exeunt, Girish Karnad

Towards the later years of his life, one would remember Girish Karnad as the theatre stalwart on whom age didn't seem to have left a significant visible mark, except the nasal oxygen tube that had..
Mid-Day - Published

Multi-lingual actor, Jnanpith winner Girish Karnad dead - Published

Veteran playwright-actor Girish Karnad passed away

A multifaceted personality, Karnad has acted in several plays and movies that have received critical acclamation. Karnad, a recipient of Jnanpith Award, was also conferred the Padma Shri in 1974 and..
Mid-Day - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Veteran actor Girish Karnad passes away at 81, PM Narendra Modi expresses grief at his sad demise

A noted playwright and filmmaker, Girish Karnad was a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India. He was also conferred the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.
Bollywood Life - Published

Noted actor Girish Karnad passes away at the age of 81

Multilingual actor and playwright Girish Karnad in no more. The actor, who entertained the audience with his acting skills and playwrights, has passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday, 10..
Mid-Day - Published

Jnanpith awardee, eminent Hindi writer Krishna Sobti dies at 93

IndiaTimes - Published

Iconic Hindi author and Jnanpith Award winner Krishna Sobti dies at 93

She was best known for her book Mitro Marjani, documenting the life of a young married woman in rural Punjab and her assertion of sexuality.
Zee News - Published

Hindi author Krishna Sobti dies at 93

Eminent Hindi author and essayist Krishna Sobti breathed her last in a Delhi hospital this morning, where she was admitted for the last two months. Born in 1925, Sobti was known for writing about..
IndiaTimes - Published

14 Books by Jnanpith awardee Amitav Ghosh

Here's a list of all the books written by Amitav Ghosh which prove that he spins magic with words alone. Add them to your reading list now, if you haven't read them already.
IndiaTimes - Published

Amitav Ghosh first writer in English to win Jnanpith

Amitav Ghosh has won the 54th Jnanpith award this year for his contribution to literature. The Bharatiya Jnanpith's statement made note of the "extraordinary depth and substance" of his fiction, and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Writer Amitav Ghosh, who connects past with present, wins Jnanpith

Born in Calcutta in 1956, with his early years spent in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as well as stints in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria, Amitav Ghosh now lives in New York. He has written many novels and..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
Firstpost - Published

Year after murder, forensic lab confirms Parashuram Waghmare shot and killed Gauri Lankesh

The Special Investigation Team probing the Gauri Lankesh murder case got a major breakthrough with a Gujarat based forensic lab confirming that Parashuram Waghmare shot and killed her here on September..
DNA - Published

Gauri Lankesh's assassin identified, underground gang behind murder spread in 5 states: SIT official

The gang involved in the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh has a wide network spread across at least five states and comprised at least 60 people, a senior police official said today. The..
DNA - Published

West Bengal panchayat polls: TMC leader insults eminent poet Sankha Ghosh for highlighting 'pre-poll violence'

Ahead of the three-tier panchayat polls in West Bengal, TMC leader Anubatra Montal has launched a verbal attack on Padma Bhushan, Jnanpith and Sahitya Academy receipient Sankha Ghosh. Recently,..
DNA - Published

Google doodle dedicated to Jnanpith winning writer, educationist Mahadevi Varma

Today’s Google doodle is dedicated to Mahadevi Varma, a Hindi poet, educationist, freedom fighter, and women’s rights activist. Google has dedicated the doodle to celebrate the day Varma received a..
BGR India - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Google honours Mahadevi Varma's 1982 Jnanpith Award with thoughtful doodle

Google on Friday celebrated Hindi poet, freedom fighter, woman's rights activist and educationist Mahadevi Varma through its doodle.
DNA - Published

Jnanpith recipient poet Kedarnath Singh no more

IndiaTimes - Published

Eminent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh passes away

Jnanpith awardee and renowned Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh passed away after a prolonged illness at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi today.He was 84.
All India Radio - Published Also reported by •Zee News

Kuvempu's Vishwamanava Sandesha in BCU Logo

The all-new logo of the Bengaluru Central University (BCU) which was inaugurated on Wednesday will hold the words of Kuvempu, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. The logo is based on the..
Deccan Herald - Published

Chandrashekara Kambara elected as Sahitya Akademi president

Noted Kannada writer and Jnanpith recipient Chandrashekar Kambara has been elected as the president of the national academy of letters defeating his nearest rival Pratibha Ray. Dr Kambar has become..
Deccan Herald - Published

Top writers to converge at Gateway LitFest

Top writers, thinkers, artistes and intellectuals, including celebrated filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Bengali writer Subodh Sarkar, Jnanpith winner Pratibha Ray, art curator Bose Krishnamachari are..
Deccan Herald - Published

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