Bhubaneswar: Well-known educationist and Odia literary critic Prof Dasarathi Das is going to receive the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2018 for his book Prasanga Puruna Bhabana Nua. This book is a collection of critical essays in Odia language. Dr. Das has written more than 10 books containing essays and critical analysis of works.
The award, carrying a copper citation, a shawl and a cash prize of 100,000 rupees will be given away in 2019. He has also received prestigious Sarala Award in 2007.
Professor Das’s famous books are Mrutyu Lokare Rutu Saptam, Kabyasambad, Kabisurya Kabyabibha, Aitihya O Adhunikata, Odia Sahitya Chinta, Bibidha Prastab, Bidagdha Manas, Sahitya Bibek and Adhunik Kabya Jijnyasa: Chitrakalpa etc.
Professor Gaganendra Nath Dash will be conferred with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman for Odia language. Similarly Dr Prafulla Kumar Tripathy and poet Haladhar Nag will jointly receive Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman for Koshali Sambalpuri language.
However the awards in all categories for all Indian languages will be officially announced today afternoon at 3.30 PM in press conference at Rabindra Bhawan, Sahitya Akademi office in New Delhi.