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Nabaneeta Dev Sen Gets Big Little Book Award

Published on November 21, 2017
Well-recognised Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has won the Big Little Book Award  'Author in Bengali language' category at the second edition of awards .

  • Big Little Book Award recognises and honours authors and illustrators who have contributed to children's literature 
  • Nabaneeta Dev Sen is the recipient of the Sahitya Academy Award and the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award
  • She has been writing for children as well as general readers for the past three decades. 
  • The award has been instituted under Parag initiative of Tata Trusts to promote children's literature. 
  • The award would be focussing on one Indian language every year. Last year it was Marathi, this year Bengali
  • For 2016, the author award went to Ms. Madhuri Purandare for her contribution to Marathi children’s literature and the illustrator award went to Mr. Atanu Roy.
  •  In the illustrator category, Proiti Roy received the honour. 

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  •  He has made invaluable contribution in promotion of mountaineering and allied adventure activities in various media.

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