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Odia litterateur Kamala Satpathy has been selected for Kendra Sahitya Akademi Prize for translation for 2022

Bhubaneswar:24/12/22: Well-known Odia litterateur Kamala Satpathy has been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Prize for translation for 2022.

The Kendra Sahitya Akademi on Saturday announced the award for Odia to Satpathy for her translation ‘Suneli Badala’ of the Telugu novel ‘Vendi Megham’ by Syed Saleem.

Having carved a special identity in the world of Odia literature, Satpathy has written a number of books apart from translating works of distinguished writers from other languages

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Prominent among her works are ‘Indradhanura Ashtama Ranga’, ‘Purhacheda Parara Kahani’, ‘Chiradhadi’, ‘Sesha Phaguna’, ‘Hai Mumbai’, ‘Salam Mumbai’and ‘Hello Bhutan’.

Recipient of many awards, Satpathy has been honoured with ‘Sudhanya Galpa Samman’, Kalinga Book Fair Award  and Rajdhani Book Fair Samman.The book was selected on the basis of the recommendation made by a three-member jury in accordance with the rules an procedure laid down for the purpose.According to the procedure, the award was decided on the basis of unanimous decision of the jury.The names of the jury members on whose recommendations the award was decided are Amarendra Khatua, Asit Mohanty and Susmita Rath.


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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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