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Nabaneeta Dev Sen Gets Big Little Book Award

Well-recognised Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has won the Big Little Book Award  'Author in Bengali language' category at the second edition of awards .


  • Big Little Book Award recognises and honours authors and illustrators who have contributed to children's literature 
  • Nabaneeta Dev Sen is the recipient of the Sahitya Academy Award and the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award
  • She has been writing for children as well as general readers for the past three decades. 
  • The award has been instituted under Parag initiative of Tata Trusts to promote children's literature. 
  • The award would be focussing on one Indian language every year. Last year it was Marathi, this year Bengali
  • For 2016, the author award went to Ms. Madhuri Purandare for her contribution to Marathi children’s literature and the illustrator award went to Mr. Atanu Roy.
  •  In the illustrator category, Proiti Roy received the honour. 

Other Important Award

Veteran Journalist Manik Banerjee Honoured with IMF award

  • Former sports journalist Manik Banerjee was presented with the Life Time Achievement Award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF).
  • The award recognised his achievements in mountaineering over a period of four decades.
  •  He has made invaluable contribution in promotion of mountaineering and allied adventure activities in various media.

Nabaneeta Dev Sen Gets Big Little Book Award Nabaneeta Dev Sen Gets Big Little Book Award Reviewed by Ramandeep Singh on November 21, 2017 Rating: 5

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