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Rupa Bajwa Sahitya Akademi Award Awarded In 2006

Rupa Bajwa

Rupa Bajwa

Award Name : Sahitya Akademi Award

Year of Award : 2006

Award for : Literature

Location : Amritsar, Punjab, India


Rupa Bajwa is an Indian writer who lives and works in Amritsar, Punjab. In 2004, she published her first novel, The Sari Shop, which explores her hometown and the class dynamics of India. The novel won the writer flattering reviews, with reviewers calling her India’s new literary find. The Sari Shop was long listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2004. The novel won the XXIV Grinzane Cavour Prize for best first novel in June 2005, the Commonwealth Award in 2005 and India's Sahitya Akademi Award English 2006. The Sari Shop has been translated in several languages, among them: French ( Le vendeur de saris), Dutch (De Sariwinkel) and Serbian (Prodavnica sarija). Rupa Bajwa's second novel, Tell Me a Story , was released in April 2012. It was met with extreme reactions. It received critical appreciation from some quarters, at the same time creating controversy among the literary circles in New Delhi, since a part of this novel lampooned these very people. Rupa Bajwa also writes book reviews and articles on other interests in The Telegraph, The Tribune, Time Out and India Today.


Sahitya Akademi Award Awardeds