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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Marathi novelist Bhalchandra Nemade chosen for Jnanpith Award 2014

* Eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalachandra Nemade has been chosen for the 50th Jnanpith Award for 2014.

* The decision to confer the 50th Jnanpith award on 76-year-old Nemade was taken in a meeting of the 10-member selection board chaired by noted scholar, writer, and critic Prof Namwar Singh in New Delhi.

* Born in 1938, Namade occupies a unique place in Marathi literature.

* His hugely celebrated works — from "Kosala", 1963 to his recently-published magnum opus "Hindu" — have earned him a reputation as a self-aware, globally conscious and alert writer, said a statement issued by Bharatiya Jnanpith on 6 February 2015.

* He was honoured with Sahitya Akademi award in 1991 for his volume of criticism, Teeka Swayamvara, and Padma Shri in 2011.

* Nemade is the fourth Marathi writer to win the literary honour after VS Khandekar in 1974, VV Shirwadkar alias Kusumagraj in 1988, and Govind Karandikar alias Vinda Karandikar in 2003.

* He has novels like Hool, Bidar (1967), Zarila (1977) and Zhool (1979) and poetry volumes,Dekhni and Melody to his credit among other critical essays.
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