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Kiran Nagarkar

Indian writer

1942   -   2019

country of citizenship: India, British Raj
language of expression: Marathi language
educated at: Savitribai Phule Pune University
occupation: screenwriter, author, writer
award received: Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sahitya Akademi Award

Kiran Nagarkar (2 April 1942 – 5 September 2019) was an Indian novelist, playwright and screenwriter. A noted drama and film critic in Indian media, Nagarkar was one of the most significant writers of post-colonial India.Amongst his notable works are Saat Sakkam Trechalis (tr. Seven Sixes Are Forty Three) (1974), Ravan and Eddie (1994), and the epic novel, Cuckold (1997) for which he was awarded the 2001 Sahitya Akademi Award in English by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters. His novels written in English have been translated into German. In 2012, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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