Rana Dasgupta Awarded Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize

Published on April 28, 2019
Author Rana Dasgupta was awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 for his 2010 novel 'Solo' which is a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence.
Rana Dasgupta Awarded Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize

Details:

  • It is the second edition of the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize.
  • The Prize aims to revive poetry and books that can change lives.
  • The prize consists of an amount of $10,000, a Tagore statue and a certificate for contribution to literature is given to the awardee.

Other Awardees:

  • Yohei Sasakawa, the World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination was awarded for the category of social achievement.
  • He was recognized for his incredible efforts to uproot Leprosy and his great contribution to world peace.
  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was awarded as a Beacon of Democracy.

About the Tagore Awards:

  • Tagore Prize is founded and launched with a strong vision to be a platform and a vehicle for improving and inspiring World Peace, Literature, Art and Education.
  • The prizes promote the culture and beauty of literature just as Rabindranath Tagore had taught us to, but also, the culture and society of tolerance, harmony and non-discrimination.

About Rabindranath Tagore:

  • Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath, poet, musician, and artist from the Indian subcontinent.
  • He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Author of the profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse of Gitanjali, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.
  • Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial.
  • He is sometimes referred to as the Bard of Bengal.
  • His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: India's Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh's Amar Shonar Bangla.
  • The Sri Lankan national anthem was also inspired by his work.

Question:

Q. Which author was awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 for his 2010 novel 'Solo'?
a. Rajesh Dasgupta
b. Rana Dasgupta
c. Rajan Dasgupta
d. Ruby Dasgupta

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