Megha Rajagopalan is among two Indian-origin journalists who won the US's top journalism award. Another Indian-origin journalist, Neil Bedi won the Pulitzer in the local reporting category. Check complete list of Pulitzer 2021 winners here.
Tsitsi Dangarembga, the author of the book ‘Nervous Conditions’, was arrested in 2020 while she was protesting and taking a stand against corruption. She was also shortlisted for Booker Prize 2020 for her work, ‘This Mournable Body’.
The novel written by David Diop tells the story of two Senegalese soldiers fighting for France during World War 1. When one, Mademba, is killed in the war, the other, Alfa, descends into ever greater madness and violence.
The three Indian peacekeepers were honoured posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal during a somber virtual ceremony held to commemorate the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
Y Nuklu Phom was among the seven conservationists from across the world who were recognised with the Whitley Award honour for working with communities in their home countries, leading grassroots action to benefit wildlife, habitats and people.