Amitav Ghosh becomes first english writer to get Jnanpith award

Renowned author Amitav Ghosh was awarded the 54th Jnanpith Award for his contribution to the enrichment of Indian Literature in English. He was conferred the award by former governor of  West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Source: Business Standard

Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO/ADO Mains 2019:

  • Jnanpith Award is a Indian Literary Award presented to author for his outstanding contribution towards literature.
  • The award consists of a shawl, citation, statue of goddess Saraswati and Rs 11 lakh.

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