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Malayalam poet bags K.K Birla fellowship

india Updated: Dec 24, 2008 00:13 IST
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Renowned scholar and poet in Malayalam and English Prof K.Satchidanandan has been selected for the K.K.Birla Foundation Fellowship in Comparative Indian Literature for 2009 to take up the study of Emerging Identities: Towards an Ontology of Modern Indian Poetry (1950-2000).

The fellowship programme was instituted by the K.K.Birla Foundation in 1994 to provide an opportunity to eminent scholars to undertake an in-depth study of serious subjects in Comparative Indian Literature, a new and growing academic discipline.

Satchidanandan, former secretary of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, has to his credit 22 collections of poetry, 16 collections of translations of poetry and 19 collections of essays on literature, language and society.

An independent selection board headed by Dr Chandrakant Bandivadekar, Tagore Professor (Retd) of Comparative Literature, University of Pune selected the Malayalam poet for the fellowship, which runs for a duration of one year.