Bengaluru: Chomasya Dhakka, Sanskrit translation of Shivaram Karanth’s Chomana Dudi has been selected for Grantha Puraskara 2019 by Karnataka Sanskrit University (KSU), Bangalore. This book published by Manipal Universal Press (MUP) under its Indian Literature in Translation Series has already received considerable attention of scholars in the field of Sanskrit Studies.
KSU has been giving awards to the outstanding works of translations into Sanskrit from various languages with an objective of recognizing and supporting Sanskrit writers. This award comes with a cash prize of Rs 10,000 along with a citation for the translator, a well-known scholar late Shri Kokkada Anantha Padmanabha Shasthry. The award event is scheduled to be held on September 9 at Gayana Samaj, Bengaluru.
Responding to the announcement of the award, Prof Neeta Inamdar, Chief Editor of MUP said, “We are delighted to know Chomasya Dhakka has been selected for this award and feel encouraged to put in more efforts towards the series – Indian Literature in Translation. Narrating Choma’s story in Sanskrit was not an easy task; it’s the translator’s scholarship and sensitivity that made it possible.”