Monday, March 21, 2005

Jnanpith for JK

What a news. A crowning glory to the Literary giant.

The 10-member jury, which included eminent writers Mahashweta Devi and U R Ananthamurthy and Sahitya Akademi president Gopi Chand Narang, praised Jayakanthan for his works, which 'unveils every depth of human emotions and equations.His literature represents deep and sensitive understanding of the complex human nature and is an authentic and vivid index of Indian reality,' the citation said. Announcing the award after the meeting of the Selection Board this morning, Dr Singhvi said Jayakanthan has 'not only enriched the high literary traditions of Tamil language, but also made outstanding contribution towards the shaping up of Indian Literature.It is a moment of great pride for the Bharatiya Jnanpith to choose D Jayankanthan for the Jnanpith Award for the year 2002,' he said.more

Feel like reading JK
check out the english translation of Agni Pravesam & pudhiya varpugal

Listen to some of his songs in dhool.

1.vEru idam thEdip pOvaaLO from sila nErangaLil sila manidhargaL.

2.chiththirappoo sElai from pudhu seruppu kadikkum

3.udal enbaar from pudhu seruppu kadikkum

4.Thennankeetru oonjalilE from Paadhai theriyudhu paar

Don't know what happened to the p siva kumar site on JK.
Here are some other links on JK
JK intro

JK short stories in tamil at Project madurai (need TSCII fonts)
Short stories colleciton 1
Short stories colleciton 2

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