The list of persons who have been conferred with the elite Sahitya Akademi award were either Leftists or known Hindu baiters!
Readers and literary aficionados were in for a shock when the Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters) declared the annual national literature awards for the year 2016. The list of persons who have been conferred with the elite Sahitya Akademi award were either Leftists or known Hindu baiters! Topping the list is Prabha Varma, a hard-core CPI-M leader from Kerala who has been honoured for his poetry in Malayalam.
Prabha Varma’s main contribution during the last seven years was his write ups and speeches which stand out for their virulent anti-Narendra Modi campaigns. The award for translation was given to Poornachandran, a Tamil teacher who translated Serious Men, an English novel authored by Manu Joseph, into Tamil. Poornachandran is known for his Left centred politics. Most other names in the list of awardees are either CPI-M camp followers or Church supported writers. And this is in the third year of the NDA rule! Why not atleast bring a balance?his is yet another proof that irrespective of the party that rules India, the cultural and literary organisations in the country continue to be dominated by the Lefts as well as the Church. It is not that there are no other good writers in the country. But they have to be satisfied with the crumbs thrown out by these organisations.
Though Varma may not make it to the top 20 Malayalam poets, his networking talents as well as the comrades who select the Sahitya Akademi award winners helped him to walk away with the top honours.
In the case of Prabha Varma, even CPI-M card holding members do not subscribe to his claims of being the best Malayalam poet. His poetry and whatever literary columns he authors are all meant to spread the party ideology and discredit the Indian nationalism. Though Varma may not make it to the top 20 Malayalam poets, his networking talents as well as the comrades who select the Sahitya Akademi award winners helped him to walk away with the top honours. Remember, he is a regular feature in the literary meetings held at Thiruvananthapuram and other places for condemning the so called threat to freedom of expression unleashed by the Modi administration.
The 2016 award for translation too baffled the readers. Poornachandran, whose hatred for Hindutwa forces is “famous” in Tamil Nadu, was honoured for the best Tamil translation. He translated Manu Joseph’s Serious Men, an out and out effort to malign the Indian society. Poornachandran’s previous translation works speak volumes about his political leanings. He was the one who translated Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus, An Alternative History, Arundhati Roy’s Broken Republic and Maoist fellow traveller Varavara Rao’s Captive Imagination. One need not elaborate further about the ideological leanings of Poornachandran.n spite of these awards, both Varma and Poornachandran would be there in the forefront of all ongoing agitations by the Marxists, Moulvis and Methrans (Church) against Modi government’s so called stance against “Freedom of Expression”.
In India, our writers, actors etc. have to lobby hard to get an award. The Sahitya Academy has been converted into an institution of patronage for the Leftist writers…
More than the influence wielded by the Marxists and the Missionaries in the cultural somain of India, what matters more is the kind of influence a person has in these academies to get an award. In international arena, authors, scientists, actors and movie makers are honoured by globally reputed organisations. In India, our writers, actors etc have to lobby hard to get an award. The Sahitya Academy has been converted into an institution of patronage for the Leftist writers by Sachidanandan, a CPI-M fellow traveller. Though poets in Malayalam hate this person, they are afraid to speak anything against him because of his deep rooted influence in the ministry of culture.
Most office bearers of the Sahitya Akademi and Sangeeth Natak Akademi (National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama) are persons with Left leanings. No sensible writers or artistes would cast their lots with the Congress because the party is not favourably disposed towards writings or any kind of art forms. The infatuation of the Congress is only in appeasing the minority communities. The only time the Congress party leaders and activists in Chennai saw a dance program was when Sharmishta Mukherjee, daughter of President Pranab Mukheree, performed at Music Academy. The auditorium was jampacked with Congress party leaders and activists and those who who turned up to watch Sharmishta’s Dance program had to return because they were denied entry into the hall.
The Communists, though they failed to make any impact in the Indian political landscape barring Kerala, Bengal and Tripura, had conceived an idea to dominate the cultural and literary scenes of the country to promote their ideology. That’s how they infiltrated into all literary and cultural organisations with the connivance of the Congress Party. That has been the trend since 1947. Now, India’s Mass Media and the majority of all cultural and literary institutions are dominated by the Marxists and their henchmen.
To be continued…