Noted Dalit voice, poet and Telugu writer Prof.Kalakaluri Enoch was conferred with the prestigious Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015.
The prestigious literary award was bestowed upon him for his novel Anantajivanam by Veteren art historian Dr Kapila Vatsyayana function in New Delhi.
His novel Ananta Jeevanam depicts the struggle of the downtrodden, weak and the common man in Rayalaseema to preserve the historical and cultural inheritance of the region during a devastating cyclone.
About Kalakaluri Enoch
- Dr Enoch was born on July 1, 1939 in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
- He is a former vice-chancellor of SV University.
- He has been awarded the Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award of the country for his contributions to the field of literature.
About Moortidevi Award
- The Moortidevi Award is an annual literary award in India.
- It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization for a work which emphasizes Indian philosophy and culture.
- The award carries a shawl, Saraswati Statue, Citation and a cheque of four lakh rupees.