Bangali Nanda Of Odisha Bags Kendra Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize 2023

Bhubaneswar: Noted Odia litterateur Bangali Nanda has been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Prize for translation for 2023.

The Kendra Sahitya Akademi on Monday announced the award for Odia to Bangali Nanda for his translation ‘Nelluri Keshavaswamyanka Shrestha Galpa’ of the Telugu short stories collection ‘Nelluri Keshavaswamy Uthama Kathalu’ by Nelluri Keshavaswamy. The book was published by the National Book Trust (NBT) in 2019.

Having carved a special identity in the world of Odia literature, Nanda has written a number of books apart from translating works of distinguished writers from other languages.

The book was selected on the basis of the recommendation made by a three-member jury in accordance with the rules an procedure laid down for the purpose.

According to the procedure, the award was decided on the basis of unanimous decision of the jury.
The names of the jury members on whose recommendations the award was decided are Vaishnab Charan Samal, Bipin Bihari Mishra and Prasanna Kumar Mohanty.

Nanda has already translated over 14 books from different languages into Odia. A resident of Rayagada district, he had retired from teaching profession in 2005.

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