Nehru’s Niece Nayantara Returns Literary Award

Eminent author and niece of Jawaharlal Nehru, Nayantara Sehgal today returned the Sahitya Akademi award in protest against increasing intolerance towards right to dissent in the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” on the “reign of terror”. Nayantara Sehgal received a Sahitya Akademi award in 1986 for her English novel ‘Rich Like Us (1985)’.

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