Anita Nair’s Lessons in Forgetting ( The Lilac House in US) shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize

Anita Nair’s Lessons in Forgetting (2010) as The Lilac House in the US region has been shortlisted for the first edition of the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize, awarded annually in the honor of Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author and the first non-European Nobel prize winner for Literature.

The Rabinthranath Tagore Literary Prize

The Tagore Prize is a legacy to Rabindranath Tagore, his outstanding contribution to Indian and international literature, as well as to the cultural, educational and humane ideas he pursued throughout his life.
Accordingly, the criteria for winning the award are:

creativity, outstanding literary relevance, promotion of peace and national, cultural and religious tolerance, preserving linguistic and cultural heritage, and being socially conscious in character.

The prize will be awarded for one extraordinary piece of work, or as a lifetime achievement. In the latter case, at least one representative piece of work should be available in English.

The opening ceremony and the first presentation of the award will be held on April 11th, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm in New Delhi, in the premises of India International Center (IIC). The laureate will receive US$ 10,000, and a diploma.

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