Five Women Authors to Receive Honours from Himalaya Sahitya Manch, Shimla
By: WE Staff | Monday, 11 September 2023
Shimla’s Himalaya Sahitya Manch is all set to honor five women writers for their outstanding contributions in the field of Hindi language and Hindi literature in the month of October. The Lifetime Literary Achievement Award will be presented to Nalini Vibh. The Yuva Sahitya Srijan Samman will be presented to Prerna Thakre, Dev Kanya Thakur, Deepti Saraswat, and Devina Auchoybur.
Manch President HR Harnot said, “Senior writer Nalini is famous across the country as a poetess/ghazalkar. So far, 13 of her ghazal collections, along with two children’s books have been published. Recently, her book with a collection of 500 ghazals was published.”
Prerna Thakre, whose native language is Malayalam, has been a popular name in Hindi stage poetry for the past almost 25 years. Prerna is also a part of the Hindi guest faculty at a government college in Neemach, Madhya Pradesh.
Dev Kanya Thakur is a film producer and active in Hindi literature. She has published five books so far, while Deepti has been credited with publishing four poetry books and a short storybook. Devina who is originally from Mauritius holds a PhD from JNU and now resides in Shimla. She is a scholar in French.