Priya A.S., a talented writer, has received the esteemed Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023 in the Malayalam language for her novel titled “Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal” (The Children Who Never Withered). This recognition further adds to her previous achievement of winning the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Children’s Literature in 2020 for the same novel.
The Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023 acknowledges Priya A.S.’s remarkable talent and creativity in the field of children’s literature. Her writings have the ability to captivate readers, igniting their imaginations and leaving a profound impact. As she continues on her literary journey, Priya’s works are expected to inspire and engage young minds, fostering a deep love for reading and storytelling among children.
About Priya A.S Malayalam Novel Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal
Priya A.S.’s novel “Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal,” which was published in 2018, has received significant acclaim and recognition.
- It holds a special place in the children’s literature section of IE Malayalam, a division of The Indian Express, as it marked the inception of this section in the Malayalam news portal.
- The book was featured as part of the Sammanapothi series by Poorna Books, introducing young readers to captivating narratives.
- The inspiration for “Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal” stemmed from the devastating Kerala floods of 2018.
- During that time, Priya A.S. was involved in relief efforts at the camps organized by the instrumentation department of Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) in Kochi.
- Through her work at these camps, Priya witnessed the incredible resilience and unity displayed by children from diverse backgrounds in the face of the calamity.
These profound experiences became the foundation for her novel, offering a unique perspective on the events and portraying the remarkable strength exhibited by young minds dud,dring challenging times.
About The Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar
The Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar is an annual award given by the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, to writers of children’s literature.
- The award was instituted in 1954, and is given in 24 languages, including English.
- The award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 50,000, a plaque, and a shawl.
- The award is given to authors of outstanding works of children’s literature that are both creative and educational.
- The works should be well-written, engaging, and appropriate for children.
- They should also promote Indian culture and values.
Some notable winners of the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar
- Sudha Murty for her collection of stories, Grandparents’ Bag of Stories (2023)
- Shashi Deshpande for her novel, The Binding (2022)
- R.K. Narayan for his novel, The Guide (1960)
- Khushwant Singh for his collection of short stories, The Collected Short Stories of Khushwant Singh (1976)
- Arundhati Roy for her novel, The God of Small Things (1997)
The Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar is a prestigious award that recognizes the best in Indian children’s literature. It helps to promote children’s literature and to encourage the writing of new and innovative works.
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Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar – FAQs
What is the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar?
What are the criteria for the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar?
The literary merit of the work
The suitability of the work for children
The educational value of the work
The promotion of Indian culture and values