Indian Man Booker Prize-winning author and human rights activist Arundhati Roy has been awarded the prestigious 45th European Essay Prize for Lifetime Achievement for the French translation of her book ‘Azadi’. This news was recently announced by the Charles Villon Foundation.
He was the first Indian writer to receive this award. The value of the prize in Indian Rupees is around 18 lakhs. The event was held in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday.
The jury said in a statement that Arundhati Roy used the article as a tool to fight. He revealed the nature of fascism, one of the biggest problems in today’s life, at various levels. For many people his articles are a reliable refuge.