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Interview with Mercy

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Religion and incidents in an immediate society shaped the writings of Mercy Margaret, winner of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in Telugu. https://www.thehindu.com/books/books-authors/mercy-margaret-interview-on-winning-sahitya-akademi-yuva-puraskar/article19149477.ece

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Prarthana Saikia

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The Assamese fiction-writer Prarthana has three publications to her credit. ‘Jatra Enekoye’ (2008) is a compilation of short-stories,‘Platformot EtiyaKono Nai: Kathak, Kahini Aru Ekhon Asamapta Upanyash’ (2009) is her first…

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Bijoy Sankar Barman

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The Assamese poet and translator Bijoy has ten published books on different genres to his credit. The recipient of the prestigious MuninBarkatakiaward in 2007 for his debut poetry collection ‘Deo’,…

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P.N. Gopikrishnan

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P.N. Gopikrishnan, from Thrissur district of Kerala, is a notable presence in the Malayalam poetry scene. His important works include Madiyarude Manifesto, IdikkalooriPanampattadi (poetry collection), Ente Jeevithathile Ettavum Aadyathe Sthree…

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Anwesha Singbal

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The winner of the prestigious SahityaAkademiYuvaSahityaPuraskarin 2016 for his poetry collection ‘Sulus’, Anweshahails from Goa and prefers to call herself a worker of Konkani, rather than a writer. She had…

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Manoranjan Byapari

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Manoranjan is the Gateway LitFest writer of the year. The convict-turned-rickshaw puller-turned writer is a socio-political activist. Known as the pioneer of Dalit literature in Bengali, he was nakedly illiterate…

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