Mahabaleshwar receives Saraswati Samman

The prestigious literary award, the Saraswati Samman for 2016 was awarded to Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail. He was awarded for his novel “Hawthan” that captures the lives of the potter community in Goa. Sail reflected on how Konkani language and literature had been subdued and how it took a resurgence after Goa’s independence to give the language its rightful place.

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