Author Amitav Ghosh Honoured With 54th Jnanpith Award

Noted English author Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with Jnanpith Award for 2018, an award for outstanding contribution to literature. The decision was taken in a meeting of Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by eminent novelist, scholar and Jnanpith laureate Pratibha Ray.

Ghosh, one of the most prominent contemporary Indian writers, is known for a series of novels such as “Shadow Lines”, “The Glass Palace”, “The Hungry Tide”, and Ibis Trilogy — “Sea of Poppies”, and  “River of Smoke”. He has become the first English author to be honoured with the award.

Source- DD News

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  • The first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first Chairman of the Jnanpith Selection Board.
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