Prabha Varma Bags 33rd Saraswati Samman for ‘Roudra Sathwikam’

noted Malayalam poet and writer Prabha Varma has been selected for the prestigious 33rd Saraswati Samman He won this award for the year 2023 Novel in verse ‘Raudra Satvikam’ Published in 2022.

Saraswati Sammanestablished by KK Birla Foundation In 1991, it became one of India’s highest literary honours. It recognizes outstanding literary works in any Indian language published in the last 10 years.

‘Raudra Satvikam’ – A Philosophical Exploration

According to the Birla Foundation, Verma’s novel “Raudhra Satvikam, written in poetic verse in the Malayalam language, examines the conflict between power and politics, the individual and the state, and art and power in a unique way.”

The foundation said that the work “Beyond the concept of time and space as it addresses the plight of Dharma (righteousness) and Adharma (unrighteousness) in a creative philosophical manner.”

The novel, through its deeply poetic narration, highlights complex themes of morality, ethics, human nature and the constant struggle between the forces of good and evil.

Prabha Varma – an eminent literary figure

Born in 1959 in Tiruvalla, Kerala. Prabha Verma He is a great personality in the Indian literary scene. he is A prolific author with over 30 published books In genres such as poetry, novels, essays and socio-political commentary.

Some of his notable works are poetry collections ‘Sowparnika’, ‘Arkapurnima’, ‘Shyama Madhavam’Novel ‘Chandana Nazi’, ‘Ardram’, and ‘Kanal Chilambu’, He writes in both English and Malayalam.

Verma has received many prestigious awards including Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar AwardAnd State and Filmfare Awards for Best Song.

Selection process and previous winners

The Saraswati Samman Award winner was selected by the selection committee headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri.

The first Saraswati Samman was given to the great writer in 1991. Harivanshrai Bachchan For his four-volume autobiography.

Last year’s 32nd award winner was Tamil writer Sivashankari for her novel ‘Surya Vansham’,

with Cash award of Rs 15 lakh, citation and plaqueSaraswati Samman is an important recognition of Prabha Verma’s immense contribution to Indian literature.

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