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Every year, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival celebrates poetry as one of literature’s most effective and powerful art forms and recognises the best among India’s plethora of young and talented poets, and announces the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for Poetry. In association with the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Foundation, the award is a tribute to Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia and his immense repertoire. In addition to a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, the winner receives an opportunity to share the stage with literary heavyweights at the Festival.

The fifth edition of this prestigious award has been awarded to Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, a well-known name to readers of contemporary literature. Mehrotra will be felicitated at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 at Diggi Palace at Charbagh on 23rd January, 2020 at 1:40 pm.

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra is an eminent poet of English besides being a scholar and a translator of verse. His six collections of poems in English include Nine Closures (1976), Clearing House (1982), The Transfiguring Places: Poems (1998), Collected Poems (2014). Mehrotra has translated more than 200 literary works from the ancient Prakrit language as well as from Hindi, Bengali and Gujrati. His translation of Prakrit love poems, The Absent Traveller and Songs of Kabir, have been widely read and appreciated.

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