Dr. Madhav Hada to be awarded 32nd Bihari Puraskar

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  • Writer Dr Madhav Hada will be awarded the 32nd Bihari Puraskar for his 2015 literary criticism book ‘Pachrang Chola Pahar Sakhi Ri’, the KK Birla Foundation announced.
  • A literary critic and academic, Hada has written extensively on literature, media, culture and history. He has also been a member of the general council of the Sahitya Akademi and the Hindi Advisory Board. He has been a recipient of the Bhartendu Harishchandra Award for Media Studies and the Devraj Upadhyay Award for Literary Criticism.
  • The Bihari Puraskar is one of the three literary awards (Vyas Samman and Saraswati Samman are others two) instituted by the foundation in 1991.
  • Named after famous Hindi Riti Kall poet Bihari, the award is given every year for an outstanding work published in the last 10 years by a Rajasthani author in Hindi or Rajasthani.
  • It carries a cash prize of Rs. 2.5 lakh, a plaque and a citation.

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