Points to Remember:
- A novel by noted Hindi author and Sahitya Akademi awardee Nasera Sharma, Kaagaz Ki Naav (Paper Boat), published in 2014 has been chosen for the 29th Vyas Samman.
- Born in 1948 in Allahabad, Sharma has a master’s degree in Persian language and literature; and has a command over Hindi, Urdu, English and Pashto. She is also an expert in Iranian society and politics.
- Her repertoire includes short stories, novels, memoirs, translations, and criticism pieces.
About Vyas Samman:
- The prestigious award is given annually to an outstanding literary work in Hindi authored in the last 10 years.
- The Vyas Samman, instituted in 1991, carries a cash prize of Rs 4 lakh, a citation, and a plaque.
- Awarded by: K.K. Birla Foundation
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Who will be conferred with the prestigious ‘Vyas Samman’ 2019 for her novel ‘Kaagaz Ki Naav (Paper Boat)’? Nasera Sharma
- Name the novel, which has been chosen for the 29th Vyas Samman? Kaagaz Ki Naav (Paper Boat)