Author : Gopinath Mohanty
Translator : Puripanda Appalaswamy
Amruta Santanam is the Telugu translation of the Sahitya Akademi’s award winning Odiya novel Amrutara Santana, which is an epic novel that puts together in fictional form the anguish and ecstasy, the joys and the sorrows of the people belonging to the Kondh tribe, numerically the largest among the Orissan tribes and one of the most primitive. The book received the first ever Sahitya Akademi Award in Odia in 1955 and was the first novel in India to have bagged this honour. The book has been translated into a number of Indian languages, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi etc.