Sahitya Akademi honour for Bharathidasan varsity Prof

The Sahitya Akademi has honoured Dr V Ayothi, Professor of English, Bharathidasan University, with a national-level award in appreciation of his translation of Tamil short stories, poems and oral literature into English.

An University release said that Dr Ayothi was one among the two translators from the southern region and the only person from Tamil Nadu to win the award, carrying a certificate and a cash prize.

The Akademi had conducted an all-India Literary Translation Competition at the end of 2007 as a fitting finale to its Golden Jubilee celebrations. Several translations from nearly 30 Indian languages were submitted and nearly half of the awards were won by translations of Bengali literature!!

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