Mangalore: ‘Beegani Beegaath’ a collection of short stories in Konkani authored by H M Pernal bagged prestigious Vimala V Pai Vishwa Konkani Best Konkani Book Award for the year 2018.
‘Beegani Beegath’ is a collection 12 short stories written by H M Pernal. Most of the short stories written after year 2000 focus on Mumbai city and deal with the ordeal of cosmopolitan life.
This is the second short story collection authored by H M Pernal. His first short story collection ‘Devvak Sodullo Pado’ was published in the year 2002. Apart from short stories HM Pernal has published three collections of poetry named Chalyank Chatrai (1999) Koydhyacho Kavitaa (2004) and Bhamunachem Chedu (2006)
In 2011, he started konknai literary website www.kittall.com and in 2013 started ‘Arso’Konkani fortnightly which is now being published as monthly under the editorship of Wilson Kateel.
Apart from Best Konkani Book for the year Poet Sharath Chandra Shenoy from Kochi, Kerala has won Vimala V PaiVishwa Konkani Best Konkani Poetry Award for his book ‘Idamna mama.’
Vishwanath M Shet, Uttara Kannada bagged Vimala V PaiVishwa Konkani Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Award carries a purse of Rs1 Lakh each and award will be presented in Mangalore on 18th November at T V Ramana Pai Hall in the presence of sponsor of the Awards, T V Mohandas Pai World Konkani Centre press release said.