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Urduwallah Gopichand Narang's convincing victory in the heated Sahitya Akademi poll and what the real ladai is all about.

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illustration by Jayachandran The real ladai, say leaders of Mahashweta Devi’s faction, is to ensure that Narang does not dispense Akademi patronage too indiscriminately—foreign trips, sponsoring books and translations and of course, the prizes. To ensure the prestigious Akademi awards are not rigged, they want the names of the three jury members for each of the 22 language awards to be published, along with a long- and short-list of writers in the race for the prizes.

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