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Amrutara Santana

Amrutara Santana is an epic novel that puts together in fictional form the anguish and ecstasy, the joys and the sorrows of the people belonging to the Kondh tribe, numerically the largest among the Orissan tribes and one of the most primitive. The book received the first ever Sahitya Akademi Award in Odia in 1955  and was the first novel in India to have bagged this honour.  The book has been translated into a number of India languages, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi etc. and the English translation is going to be published shortly.