Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad scholar Ajay Varma Alluri has been chosen for the prestigious Kuvempu Bhasha Bharathi Annual Book Award in the category of best translated work from Indian languages to Kannada for the year 2019.
Ajay Varma, who is pursuing MA in Comparative Literature at Centre for Comparative literature, School of Humanities at UoH, is being awarded for his translation of eminent Telugu writer Volga’s Sahitya Akademi award winning work ‘Vimuktha’ into Kannada as ‘Vimukthe’.
The award was announced by Ishwara K Mirji, Registrar of Kuvempu Bhasha Bharathi Pradhikara, the autonomous Translation Authority of the Ministry of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka.
Ajay Varma is a writer and translator who works with Kannada and Telugu. His translated work ‘Vimukthe’ is one of the best sellers in Kannada till date. Physics, creative writing, translation studies, comparative literature and language learning are his basic interests. Apart from Vimukthe, Ajay has translated Alejandra Pizarnik’s Spanish poetry Diana Mara in Kannada as well.