2015 Saraswati Samman Will Be Honored to Dogri Poetess Padma Sachdev [ Current Affairs ]
The prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 will be honored to Dogri Poetess and novelist Padma Sachdev (76) for her autobiography ‘Chitt-Chete’ written in Dogri language and published in 2007.
- Ms. Sachdev has included some historic photographs with dignitaries from her state, nation and the world in her 662-page autobiography.
- The jury presided by former Chief Justice AS Anand from 22 works in as many languages published between the years 2005 - 2014 has selected her work.
About Padma Sachdev:
- Padma Sachdev is first modern woman poet of Dogri language and writes in Hindi.
- She has published her several poetry collection and has 60 books at her credit.
- Some of her famous books are:
- Tavi Te Chanhan (1976)
- Nheriyan Galiyan (1982)
- Pota Pota Nimbal (1987)
- Uttar Vahini (1992)
- Tainthian (1992)
- Awards and Honours:
- The Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971 for her poetry collection Meri Kavita Mere Geet (My Poems, My Songs).
- Padma Shri in 2001.
- The Kabir Samman for poetry in 2007 - 08 by Government of Madhya Pradesh.
About Saraswati Samman
- Saraswati Samman is a yearly award conferred upon Indian citizen for their exceptional literary work written in any Indian language declared in Schedule VIII of Constitution and published during last 10 years.
- It was established in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation and named after an Indian goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.
- Award Carries a Monetary award of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.
- Well-known Hindi author Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the first recipient of this award for his biography in four volumes.
- Published on: April 13, 2016