Central Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2012 recipient Vempalle Gangadhar got his novel ‘Nela Digina Vana’ released by a group of farmers in the ancient Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple at Vontimitta on Thursday.

Dr. Gangadhar placed the first copy of his novel at the feet of the idol of the presiding deities .

The novel is based on farmers’ lives.