Prabha Verma wins 33rd Saraswati Samman for 'Roudra Sathwikam'

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Famous Malayalam poet and writer Prabha Varma was honored with the 33rd Saraswati Samman for the year 2023 for his novel in verse 'Roudra Sathwikam'.

An Overview of the News

  • Prabha Verma's novel 'Roudra Sathwikam' was published in 2022.

  • In 1991, K.K. Saraswati Samman, instituted by the Birla Foundation, is one of India's most respected literary awards.

  • It acknowledges exceptional literary contributions in various Indian languages with a focus on works published within the last decade.

About the novel 'Roudra Sathwikam'

  • According to the Birla Foundation, Prabha Varma's "Roudra Sathwikam" presents a distinctive exploration of the conflict between power and politics, the individual and the state, and art and power.

  • The novel, written in poetic Malayalam verse, transcends conventional notions of time and space, engaging with the complexities of righteousness (dharma) and adharma in a creative philosophical manner.

  • Through its deeply poetic narrative, the work highlights complex themes of morality, ethics, human nature, and the perpetual struggle between the forces of good and evil.

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