Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Literary Award

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    • Recently, Well-known Malayalam writer Benyamin bagged the 45th Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Literary Award for his book “Manthalirile 20 Communist Varshangal”.
      • He is best known for award-winning novels such as ‘Aadujeevitham’ (Goat Days) and ‘Mullappoo Niramulla Pakalukal’ (Jasmine Days) and short stories, presents the inhabitants of Manthalir village, and how the heady mix of politics and religion impacts their daily struggles for existence in this essentially bucolic setting.
      • The novel was selected for the 2021 edition of the coveted prize by a jury consisting of the writers K. R. Meera, George Onakkoor and C. Unnikrishnan.

    About Award 

    • It is given for best literary work in Malayalam instituted by Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Trust in 1977.
    • The award commemorates the celebrated poet and lyricist. 
    • It carries a purse of ?1 lakh, a bronze statuette crafted by the sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman and citation. 

    Source: IE