The literary world is set to celebrate as the 33rd Vyas Samman, 2023, is announced to honor the accomplished Hindi writer Pushpa Bharati for her 2016 memoir, “Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein.” This prestigious award is bestowed by the KK Birla Foundation, recognizing outstanding contributions to Hindi literature.
Pushpa Bharati’s Remarkable Journey
Born in 1935 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, Pushpa Bharati embarked on her literary journey, earning an MA in Hindi literature from Prayag University in 1955. With a career spanning decades, she has crafted a diverse body of work, earning critical acclaim for her unique writing style and language proficiency.
Vyas Samman: A Decade of Literary Excellence:
Instituted in 1991, the Vyas Samman acknowledges exceptional Hindi literary works by Indian citizens published in the last 10 years. The award includes a cash prize of ₹4 lakh, a citation, and a plaque, recognizing the profound impact of the recipient’s contribution to the literary landscape.
Selection of “Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein”
The selection committee, led by eminent litterateur Prof Ramji Tiwari, meticulously reviewed works published from 2013 to 2022. Pushpa Bharati’s memoir, “Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein,” stood out for its captivating anecdotes, providing readers with a glimpse into cherished memories and life lessons.
The Essence of “Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein”
In her memoir, Pushpa Bharati reflects on the joys, challenges, and transformative moments that have shaped her life. The narrative, infused with unique insights and experiences, offers a profound exploration of the human experience.
Beyond Vyas Samman: Other Recognitions by KK Birla Foundation
Apart from the Vyas Samman, the KK Birla Foundation has instituted other prestigious literary awards. The Saraswati Samman, with a cash prize of ₹15 lakh, honors outstanding literary works in any language included in Schedule VIII to the Constitution of India. The Bihari Puraskar, with a cash prize of ₹2.5 lakh, is dedicated to Hindi/Rajasthani writers of Rajasthan.