| Photo Credit: S_RAMESHKURUP“Indian writers express modernity through the prism of tradition, myth, folklore, legend and metaphors,” said Oriya writer Pratibha Ray.
The might of the pen: Writers Pratibha Ray and C. Radhakrishnan at the Poorna-Uroob Award presentation function in Kozhikode on Monday.
Ms. Ray gave away the Poorna-Uroob Award to debutant Jose Pazhukkaran for his novel Buddhan Chirikkunnilla (Buddha does not laugh).
She said the ‘traditional’ should not be confused with ‘conservative’ or ‘orthodox’ in the cultural domain, as there was no creativity without tradition.
“In the Indian context, modernity and tradition coexist.
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