She Dared To Be Herself

24th September 2016, Friday

A glorious moment in the history of Gyaan Adab as we presented our very first award to a young unpublished poet. The Kamala Das prize for the year 2016 was awarded to Priyanka Sutaria for her volume of poems - The Uncertainty of Being.

The evening was graced by many eminent personalities like Rohini Gupta and Mr. Randhir Khare, who were mentored by Kamala Das . Both of them shared their treasured experience with the wonderful poetess.

The evening featured a screening of a pre-recorded interview with Jaisuryia Das, who is the youngest son of Kamala Das. This was followed by the award ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Merchant (trustees of Gyaan Adab) and Rohini Gupta (writer of Mantramala) presented the Kamala Das Prize to Priyanka Sutaria.

The Kamala Das prize 2016.

 

Remembering Kamala Das- Randhir Khare sharing his memories with the legend.

 

Rohini Gupta (Writer of Mantramala) reminiscing her experience with Kamala Das.

 

Jaisuryia Das' interview - Remembering my mother.

 

Priyanka Sutaria - Recipient of the Kamala Das award.

 

Acceptance speech by Priyanka Sutaria.