NT: Nepal: Ghanashyam Kandel’s novel “Dhritarastra” has won the present year’s Madan Puraskar. Madan Puraskar Guthi pronounced the champ in an official announcement on Sunday.
“Dhritarastra” was picked the prize from nine shortlisted books. The shortlisted books were Guha, Guhalekh, Guhachitra Awam Anya Sambada by Purushottam Lochan Shrestha, Chhaughar by Raj Sargam,Tapan by Sharada Paudel, Doha ko Sidha Udan by Jaya Chhangchha, Dhritarastra by Ghanashyam Kandel, Pratinayakby Hari Adhikari, Ma Stri Arthat Aaimai by Sima Abhas, Shukraraj Shastriko Chasma by Rajendra Parajuli, Sagarmathako Gahirai by Nawaraj Parajuli.
So additionally, Madan Puraskar Guthi has given the present year’s Jagadamba Shree Puraskar to visual craftsman Batsayan (Durga Baral), seeing his sense of duty regarding Nepali society and composing through child’s shows.
The champs will be allowed a cash prize of Rs 200,000 on the second day of Dashain.