Hello and welcome to the Current Affair's Portal of ExamPundit.in. Prominent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail was on 9 March 2017 selected for the Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel Hawthan.
The 74-year-old writer's novel, published in 2009, was shortlisted from 22 books written in as many languages.
The selection for the award was made by a jury presided by the 29th Chief Justice of India (CJI) AS Anand.
The novel 'Hawthan' is a well-researched work of fiction. The book presents the cultural map of the traditional potter community of Goa.
Saraswati Sanman is named after Goddess Saraswati, Indian goddess of learning. The award was instituted in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation.
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