DENMARK. Copenhagen: Tagore Prize has announced the merger of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021 and 2022. After careful consideration and much reluctance, it has been decided that the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021 will be cancelled as a single annual event.
Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize
Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize is a legacy to Rabindranath Tagore, his outstanding contribution to Indian and international literature.
Tagore Prize is an annual cultural event whose main purpose is to reconcile international and Indian writers and artists. The cultural event is held to bridge cultural differences, promote peace and education. The team behind the ceremony includes people from Europe, United States and India.
This year, Tagore Prize has also announced call for entries for both the years jointly. The annual ceremony will be hosted in New Delhi in October 2022.
The decision of merging the two prizes has not been taken lightly. The organization has emphasized that it did everything in its power to prevent it. However, the pandemic hadn’t spared anybody.
Peter Bundalo, Founder of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize said, “The disruption has affected not only the publishing and book industry whose participation in the nominations was thus, enormously and regrettably curbed, but also the Tagore Prize organization, its staff, and its judging board.”
He added, “We feel a vast responsibility toward our nominees and Tagore Prize community, and by merging Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021 with 2022 we are reinforcing our commitment to our primary purpose, to maintain our artistic and literary standards high and uncompromised at any cost.”
Awarding ceremony criteria
The basic criteria of winning the Tagore Prize include creativity, outstanding literary relevance, promotion of peace and national, cultural and religious tolerance, preserving linguistic and cultural heritage, and being socially conscious in character.
Every year the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize is hosted with awarding ceremony to share the ideas and aims with TagorePrize community. Bundalo will be chairing the ceremony this year.
Over the course of the coming months and with due regard to COVID-19 health and safety regulations, possibility will explored for hosting of annual ceremony in – person in New Delhi in October 2022.
TagorePrize was founded and launched in 2018 by the US-based publisher Bundalo with a strong vision to be a platform and a vehicle for improving and inspiring World Peace, Literature, Art Education.
Guidelines for submissions
Here are some basic guidelines for submissions:
- Eligible are published works of Indian authors (residing in India or abroad) in novel, short stories, poetry and drama, originally written in any of Indian official languages and dialects, but translated to English.
- Entries must be in English (translated to or originally written in English).
- Works can be submitted in print or in electronic book format.
To get more details, visit https://www.tagoreprize.com/ for information related to entries and other important updates.