Marathi novelist Bhalchandra Nemade bags 50th Jnanpith Award
Posted on: 2015-04-27 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
Modi awarded the 50th Jnanpith Award to eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade whose several books, including Kosala and Hindu, have influenced Indian writing. He was presented award comprising of 11 lakh rupees and a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Saraswati by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nemade's contribution rests in initiating Deshivad, a theory of nativism that negated globalisation, asserting the value of a writer's native heritage, and language. Seventy-six-year-old Nemade hails from Jalgaon.
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