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Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize 2018 announced: odia Book Srimayee Maa selected for award

Newdelhi:29/1/19:The  Executive   Board  of  the  Sahitya Akademi  which  met  at  Rabindra Bhawan, New  Delhi, today, under the Chairmanship of its President, Dr. Chandrashekhar  Kambar approved selection of 24 books   for  the  Sahitya  Akademi  Translation  Prize 2018.    The  books were selected  on the basis of recommendations made by the Selection Committees of three members  each in the concerned languages in accordance with the rules and procedure  laid  down  for  the  purpose.    The  prize  relates, to  translations first published during the five years prior to the year immediately preceding the year of Prize for Translation  (Le. between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2016).The Prize carries an amount of Rs.50,000/- and a copper plaque which will be presented to the translators  of each of these books at a special function to beheld. sometime   later this year.Odia Book  Srimayee Maa  has been selected for award.This book   is originally written in Bengali by Naba kumar Basu and translated in odia by  Shradhanjali  Kanungo,    Srimayee Maa (Novel) based on life sketch   of Sarada Devi and published by Ama odisha of Sambad group



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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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