Man starts Nobel prize campaign for Indian writers
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A national fellow at the Indian Institute of Advances Studies in Shimla, Rajvinder Singh has initiated a campaign 'From patience to perseverance: Nobel for India, 2013' as he feels that Indian writers are not given the recognition they deserve. As part of the campaign he will be touring the country to create awareness of Indian literature and their writers. He said that it has been a century since Rabindranath Tagore received a Nobel Prize for literature and since then no Indian has ever received the honour.
He said: "Through the yearly Nobel Prize for Literature, best writers from all languages of the world are being felicitated for their outstanding works. But for almost a century competent Indian writers have been left out. A vast amount of Indian literature is being written in regional or modern Indian languages," adding that the people who should be promoting Indian writers on an international stage are not taking interest and the authors are not being presented properly. "The organisations who should be responsible are doing nothing," he said.
He says that Indian writers were presenting the sensibilities of the people of the area where they originate from. "The reader can connect with the characters and the writer takes the reader on a journey."
Singh will be travelling across the country for a year to gather support for the cause and create awareness.
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