Rana Dasgupta bags 2019 Tagore Literary Prize

  1. The second edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize was awarded to author Rana Dasgupta for his 2010 novel “Solo”.Solo is a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence.
  2. Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize is a legacy to Rabindranath Tagore for his outstanding contribution to Indian and international literature as well as to the cultural,educational and humane ideas he pursued throughout his life.
  3. The award is organised by the Maitreya Publishing Foundation.It is only awarded to Indian poets,playwrights and novelists who are writing either in languages or dialects of the Indian subcontinent or in English.
  4. The criteria for winning the award are (a)creativity (b)outstanding literary relevance (c)promotion of peace and national,cultural and religious tolerance (d)preserving linguistic and cultural heritage and (e)being socially conscious in character.