Bharatendu Harishchandra Book Prize

Bharatendu Harishchandra Book Prize by Cherry Book Awards

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Bharatendu Harishchandra Book Prize is an initiative by Cherry Book Awards to felicitate authors, writers, poets, novelists, and screenwriters for their books. The award is dedicated to the Father of Indian Literature, Bharatendu Harishchandra. 

Who can apply to Bharatendu Harishchandra Book Prize?

Any writer, author, poet, novelist, or screenwriter from any part of the world can apply.

What is the procedure to participate in the Bharatendu Harishchandra Book Prize?

  • If selected, the applicant will be notified by Cherry Book Awards. The selected applicants have to pay the nominal charges for the award kit logistics, and other perks asap. Details mentioned in the form.
  • Categories
    • Fiction books
    • Non-fiction books
    • Poetry books 
    • Debut books
    • Children’s books
    • Others
Bharatendu Harishchandra Book Prize

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What do the selected Indian awardees get?

  • Exclusive Award Kit to be delivered to doorstep at Indian addresses. It will contain
    • Trophy
    • Laminated Certificate
    • Letter of Appreciation
    • Medal of Honour with picture

(Note: Foreign awardees will get e-award kits.)

  • Live Interview session on YouTube with Indian Stories of all awardees 
  • News Coverage of the book and author in The Update India digital news website along with official Facebook Page Post
  • Social Media Poster to be posted officially by Cherry Book Awards on Instagram

About Bharatendu Harishchandra

Bharatendu Harishchandra

Bharatendu Harishchandra (9 September 1850 – 6 January 1885) was an Indian poet, writer and playwright. He authored several dramas, life sketches and travel accounts, using new media such as reports, publications, letters to editors of publications, translations, and literary works to shape public opinion. He has been hailed as a Yug Charan for his writings depicting the exploitative nature of the British Raj.

Writing under the pen name “Rasa”, Harishchandra picked themes that demonstrated the agonies of the people. For instance, the country’s poverty, dependency, inhuman exploitation, the unrest of the middle class and the urgent need for progression of the country. Referred as a fearless journalist, Harishchandra refuted the prevailing orthodoxy of the time and revealed the machination of the mahants, pandas and priests. He was an influential Hindu “traditionalist”, using Vaishnava devotionalism to define a coherent Hindu religion.

Bharatendu Harishchandra is often considered the father of Hindi literature and Hindi theatre. Father of Indian Literature is also Bharatendu Harishchandra.

Cherry Book Awards is a unit of Digital Golgappa.