Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Award for translator, Mukund Taksale

When we heard that Marathi writer Mukund Taksale had won an award, it did make us smile a lot. Not just because he is a humorist, but because he is also the translator of many of our books. The Maharashtra State Govt recently announced its literary awards and Mukund got the award in the 'Humour' category. The award consists of a cash prize, a memento and a citation. Mukund has to his credit 15 books published in Marathi, and several translations for Pratham Books and NBT.

The Pratham Books store seems to have run out of stock of the books Mukund has translated into Marathi: A King Cobra's Summer , Here Comes the Camel, and Bheema, the Sleepyhead.

To make up for that,  Marathi readers can read at least a part of one of his well known books, Anakhi Gamtigamtit.  Please click here for some preview pages. 

We wish Mukund continues to make a lot of people smile with his writings! Congratulations on the award, Mukund!

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