NEW DELHI: Distinguished Hindi writer Krishna Sobti’s novel “Samay Sargam” has been selected for this year’s Vyas Samman, instituted by the K. K. Birla Foundation.
The prestigious award, with a cash prize of Rs.2.5 lakh, is given every year to an outstanding literary work in Hindi published in the last ten years.
“Samay Sargam”, published in 2000, is about the lives of two lonely senior citizens, their friendship, and the problems faced by them in a fast-changing world.
The 82-year-old Krishna Sobti is known for her unique literary style and her leaning towards exploring provocative questions through her writings.
Essays and memoirs
Author of some two dozen novels, essays and memoirs, her noted works include “Mitron Marjaani”, “Zindaginama”, “Dilon Danish”, “Yeh Ladki” and “Hum Hashmat”.
The Birla Foundation instituted the Vyas Samman in 1991. - PTI