Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jhamak Kumari Ghimire, a well-known woman writer with a disability, wins Nepal's prestigious literary award, Madan Puraskr

From Review Nepal:

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Jhamak Kumari Ghimire, a well known handicapped woman writer, has bagged this year's Madan Puraskr.

A team of the award committee under the Madan Puraskar Guthi has selected Ghimire for her autobiography 'Jeevan Kaanda ki Phool'.

The award is known as the Nepal's most prestigious literary award. It is said that the awards would be conferred about two months latter.

Likewise, the committee has also decided to honor poet Durgalal Shrestha with the Jagadamba Shree award for his contribution to the Nepali literature.