Tamil Writer Sivashankari Wins National Literary Award

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Tamil Writer Sivashankari Wins National Literary Award

It was announced that the famous Tamil author Sivashankari has been awarded the prestigious Dr. C. Narayana Reddy National Literary Award. This honor was bestowed by the Sushila Narayana Reddy Trust to recognize her significant contributions to Tamil literature.

Tamil Writer Sivashankari Wins National Literary Award

Award Ceremony Details

Award Presentation

Sivashankari will receive a cash prize of ₹5 lakh, along with a memento and a shawl. The award ceremony will take place on July 29 during the 93rd birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. C. Narayana Reddy at Ravindra Bharati in Hyderabad.

Dignitaries Attending

The event will be graced by Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy as the chief guest, along with other notable guests such as Minister for Culture Jupalli Krishna Rao and Government Whip Adi Srinivas.

Special Highlights

Additionally, Dr. C. Narayana Reddy’s new book of poems, titled ‘Samanvitham,’ will be released during the event.

Sivashankari’s Literary Contributions

Prolific Author

Sivashankari is a prolific writer in Tamil literature, having authored a wide array of works, including:

  • 36 novels
  • 48 mini-novels (navalikas)
  • 150 short stories
  • 15 travelogues
  • 7 collections of essays
  • 4 study papers
  • 2 biographies

Themes and Recognition

Her writings often focus on social issues and human values, earning her widespread acclaim. In addition to the Dr. C. Narayana Reddy National Literary Award, Sivashankari has also received the Saraswati Samman, one of India's highest literary honors, highlighting her immense contribution to Indian literature.

About the Dr. C. Narayana Reddy National Literary Award

Award Significance

The Dr. C. Narayana Reddy National Literary Award is named after the renowned Telugu poet and Jnanpith awardee, Dr. C. Narayana Reddy. The award was established to honor outstanding contributions to Indian literature.

Award Components

The winner of this esteemed award receives a certificate and ₹5 lakh in cash. The award is presented annually by the Cultural and Literary Federation of India.

Inaugural Award

The first Dr. C. Narayana Reddy National Literary Award was given in 2017. It aligns with Dr. Reddy’s exceptional efforts across multiple literary genres, including poetry, songs, essays, and speeches, which have significantly enriched Telugu literature.

Celebrating Dr. C. Narayana Reddy’s Legacy

93rd Birth Anniversary

The award ceremony coincides with the 93rd birth anniversary celebrations of Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, honoring his contributions to literature and the arts.

New Book Release

A special highlight of the event will be the release of Dr. C. Narayana Reddy’s new book of poems, titled ‘Samanvitham,’ adding to his rich legacy.

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Conclusion

Sivashankari’s recognition with the Dr. C. Narayana Reddy National Literary Award is a testament to her influential work in Tamil literature. The upcoming award ceremony will celebrate her achievements and the enduring legacy of Dr. C. Narayana Reddy.

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