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Krishna Sobti Chosen for Jnanpith Award

Famous Hindi littérateur Krishna Sobti has been chosen Jnanpith Award 2017

Krishna Sobti Chosen for Jnanpith Award
  • She was Born in 1925 in Gujrat in Pakistan’s Punjab Province
  • She is well-recognised for experimenting with new writing styles and creating “bold” and “daring” characters in her stories. 
  • Her language was highly influenced by the intermingling of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi cultures.
  • Partition, and relationships between man and woman, to the changing dynamics of the Indian society and the gradual deterioration of human values are the main themes of her literary works.
  • Some of her celebrated works include Daar Se Bichhudi, Mitro Marjani, Zindaginama, Dil-o-Danish, Badalom ke Ghere, Ai Ladki and Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan. 
  • She has won Hindi Akademi Awards, Shiroman Awards, Maithli Sharan Gupt Samman, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship and Padma Bhushan.

About Jnanpith Award

  • It is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their "outstanding contribution towards literature". 
  • It was instituted in 1961.
  • The first recipient of the award was the Malayalam writer G. Sankara Kurup.
  • He received the award in 1965 for his collection of poems, Odakkuzhal (The Bamboo Flute)
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