In a resounding celebration of literary prowess and profound storytelling, the prestigious Cherry Book Awards proudly crowns Usha Kiran Moodgal, Mayaa SH, and Trina Kanungo as the luminary recipients of the Eminent Trio Tribute for Literature, 2023 (phase 2). Amongst a constellation of brilliant authors, writers, and poets, their contribution to the world of literature stands as an indelible testament to the power of words, weaving narratives that resonate and endure. This accolade is not just a recognition of his exceptional talent but a homage to the transformative force of literature itself.
USHA KIRAN MOODGAL
Usha Kiran Moodgal is a renowned Hindi scholor, poetess, researcher, and dancer. She has earned recognition both nationally and internationally. Usha currently serves as the International Ambassador at Dawn Research and Development Council.
Her poetry compilation, “Kavya Tulika,” has garnered widespread acclaim, and she has contributed to various collaborative anthologies. After completing her undergraduate studies, she pursued post-graduate degrees in Hindi and History. In 1987, she embarked on her marital journey with Ashok Moodgal.
Moodgal’s life has been enriched by her contributions to literature and dance. She has received the “Bharat Shree National Award” and the “Honorary Gold Medal Award by DRDC Global” for her unwavering commitment to literature. Notably, her book “Kavya Tulika” received the “Dadasaheb Phalke ITV Award”, “Sahitya Sthambh Puraskar 2023” and the “Sahika India International Award” for “Best Poetry Book of the Year.”
Usha Kiran has achieved multiple world records with her poem “शक्ति” (“Shakti,” meaning power) and has been recognized by the Inkzoid and Glorious book of records. Her numerous accolades include the “Maharshi Valmiki Bharatiya Gaurav Samman 2023,” “Tagore Ratna Samman,” “Nazrul Sahitya Samman Laureate Award,” and the “Ishwar Chand Vidya Sagar Iconic Achievers Award.” Her poetry, including “निर्णय” and “ख़ामोशी,” published in collaborative editions, continues to receive acclaim. Her international honors encompass the “Asian Excellence Award 2023,” Jane Austen Platinum Book Award, and the “MBR Global Excellence Award.”
Moodgal shares her literary creations on Instagram, under the handle @ushakirankavyanjali. Her works are featured in newspapers, digital media platforms, and even on magazine covers, including Lidue and The Eagle Eye Magazine.
A trailblazer in contemporary literature, Mayaa SH is known for her bold and unflinching depictions of women’s experiences in society and various issues such as gender inequality.Her work has sought to challenge traditional gender roles and gender inequality. issues remain stigmatized in many societies including the west. Mayaa SH’s nuanced, complex portrayal of narratives and themes continues to inspire and empower women of this day to challenge patriarchal norms and assert their agency.She knows the language of numerous women and her self help books speak this language with finesse and ease, and with much boldness and here lies the distinctness and greatness of Mayaa SH .Mayaa SH is a name that resonates with the doctrine of powerful feminism and advocacy of championing the rights of women across the country. She is amongst modern women writers and activists who has continually broken boundaries, enriched literature, and changed history through the power of her pen. A globally acclaimed literary genius she has broken the stereotypical notion of the mindset that limits women to be achievers at par Excellence.
Mayaa has asserted that women deserve the same educational, economic, and political rights as men. This revolutionary sentiment has earned her a prominent place in feminist and contemporary literature through her self help books. Mayaa SH also known as Mayaa Devi, Mayaa Tai, Mayaa Di, Mayaa Audio SH, Pushpa ‘The Fire’ , Padma Of The East, Lady Robin Hood , Lady Karl Marx,MS Dhoni Of Writing , Female Chulbul Pandey and Lady Gandhi is a known name in Contemporary Literature .She is a Multi-National and State Award Winner, a ten times a World Record Holder, An Artist, a Podcaster, a Record Chart Topping International Fastest Anthology Co-Authoress and has been chosen as number 1 The Modern Literary Stars Of India, 2022 by Cherry Book Awards for making valuable contribution to Contemporary Indian Literature.
Mayaa SH is an Indian authoress, writer, thinker, essayist, and a women empowerment culturist who has had a deep influence on the ideological theories and practices of the women’s ideology of self belief and motivation in life . Her contemporary prose work has highlighted onto break so many stereotypes about women and their power of self belief.Mayaa SH’s literary contributions have touched upon many issues and daily challenges of women.
Mayaa SH a gender equality exponent to position and contextualize her work within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She has depicted gender inclusivity and equality through her certifications from the United Nations and powerful writings on Feminism, Gender Equality, Transforming Vision Into Action: Transmogrification on Transgender Community and Mental Health Awareness Topics. Her work depicts the identity, economic and social freedom of many. She has co-authored more than hundred and fifty plus anthologies with nine solo books and has been aligned with more than 86 publication houses. She has been featured in several magazines and women oriented like Tejaswi – The Imperishable on Women Power and Honour including few international magazines. Her first poem “The Candle In The Wind” made her win an Award at the National Level.
Mayaa SH navigates many women through stress by deploying talking as a medium to combat stress and fear. She is an expert in suicide prevention and women motivation. Her self help books have helped many to find a ray of hope to rediscover the light within themselves and restart their lives again amidst all impediments.
Mayaa prefers directness over complicated narrative devices, which allows even a novice to enjoy her stories. The local flavour of the societal settings and the cultural rootedness of her books without which much of their charm would be lost as integrals element of her writing,is irreplaceable. Her writing enables the reader to enter the whirlwind going on to reflect in one’s mind in a way that even a distant fictional character’s fears and dilemmas begin resembling such grey areas very intimately embedded in one’s own psyche to aspire to inspire. Mayaa has intrigued the social mores of her time without mincing words, she has revelled in transgressing boundaries and it is perhaps here that her resounding significance lies deep. She is far too ahead of her times and is still no less relevant; she is the feminist icon we need.
While she addresses issues like matrimonial law, dowry, class divisions, and access to education in order to inspire many women to believe in the power of their dreams in order to live a more fulfilling life ,and the concerns that fall under the feminist umbrella, her books cannot turn around and tell us how they feel about what they experienced and how it impacted them years later. Mayaa SH can, and that is exactly what she sets out to do every time she writes about why she is who she is, and in the process, she ends up highlighting the importance of the feminine perspective in literature.
It’s not just the actors who make television shows come alive; the writers, composers, and creators play an equally vital role.Mayaa SH has been honored with numerous titles of “Multi National and Literary State Award Awardee” acknowledging her multifaceted talent and contribution to the industry.This Award is a testament to Mayaa SH’s dedication, innovation, and unwavering commitment to both the writing industry and her dedication and passion towards upliftment of women across all facets. Her journey serves as an inspiration to many not just as a personal achievement but also an inspiration to aspire for women to lead a life of dignity and honour.
Mayaa looks every bit a traditional Indian. It is difficult to imagine her seated on the high thoughts in her notions of ideology she represents for women across the nation. She carries the emblem of a being a “Proud Indian” on her face for delivering her bold and assertive mindset on feminism or complex matters of gender equality. Her recommendations have been representative of being a headstrong feminist carrying the flag of women’s rights and gender mainstreaming. Her passion to fight against societal evil has provided an inspiration to many in the country.
Mayaa’s courage and resoluteness that forced society to give up its inhibitions and make way for a woman so strong that she had worked tirelessly to change the doctrine in the societal landscape in India that women cannot be super achievers. Mayaa SH’s conviction in women’s abilities and her active and bold assertion on women’s issues has drastically changed regressive outlooks towards women not able to shatter the glass ceiling in life. An authoress, mentor, social activist, gender neutrality expert and a lioness in prowess for championing the rights of women and gender equality, and a writer, Mayaa SH has taken onto many roles in life and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Emulating her assertion on empowering women, Mayaa was aware that females were regarded by their gender first and their merit second, and so she knew that people expected her to speak her notions on “women’s issues and independence” not so openly. But she wanted to challenge this norm and prove that she was good enough to champion and take a stand for mainstream gender equality and just as good as any other male counterpart. Mayaa reflects on living a full, happy and meaningful life, and her outlook towards challenges posed by societal evils is one that we can all try to understand and reflect upon. Her achievements are a result of her perseverance and dedication. Her life is a reminder for us to never give up, never stop loving, and never stop questioning the norm.
When we reflect on Mayaa SH’s journey we celebrate her remarkable achievement, we also look to the illustrations of her powerful writings and work that speaks volumes on her ideology and her vision dedicated to championing the rights of women across all sectors. Her story is a reminiscence of the fact that the will to succeed in life never sees any divides and age, success is not measured solely by statistical wins and awards to win only. She is not just an multi-national and state level award-winning, multi world records holder global icon for women ; she is quintessentially the ray of hope of inspiration for many women to arise, awake and stop not till the goal is achieved. Mayaa SH also known as ‘Mayaa Tai’, ‘Female Karl Marx’ and ‘Lady Gandhi’ Mayaa has left a mark on everything she does, including in her well-thought-out decision to decide in future to donate her eyes after her death.
Trina Kanungo, a postgraduate in Mathematics and Computing from IIT-ISM Dhanbad, currently serves as an Assistant Manager (Scale 2 Officer) at ECGC Ltd in Mumbai, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Beyond her professional role, Trina’s passions lie in Indian Fine Arts and Literature. Her academic journey includes a stellar record, having excelled consistently, notably securing top positions in various contests and examinations since her schooling years. She holds expertise in an array of software skills such as C Language, C++, JAVA, HTML, Networking, SQL, and MS Office.
Her academic accolades include remarkable achievements like securing the 6th position in the Inter District Mathematics Talent Search Competition in 2005 and qualifying for the Senior National Talent Search Contests in both Mathematics and Science in 2006. Trina’s active participation in seminars and conferences, notably a seminar lecture conducted by prestigious institutions like Belur Vidya Mandir and Indian Statistical Institute, showcases her continuous quest for knowledge.
In extracurricular activities, she has a rich history of achievements, from winning Inter School Mock Parliament competitions to securing positions in debates and yoga competitions. Trina’s literary contributions shine brightly, being a co-author of numerous anthologies in English and Bengali literature. Her literary prowess has been recognized through multiple awards and accolades, including the Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Kala Samman Award and the Navya Naari Samman by Priya’s Wisdom Publication.
Furthermore, Trina has engaged in noteworthy project work, including a project on “Hankel Type Transformations and its Applications” during her time at the Indian School Of Mines. Her commitment to continuous learning is evident through completing a certificate course in Macroeconomic Diagnostics funded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Institute in 2023.
In addition to her professional and academic achievements, Trina’s interests in Indian Fine Arts, literature, yoga, and painting illustrate a multifaceted individual dedicated to both personal and intellectual pursuits. Her contributions across diverse fields showcase a remarkable dedication to her passions and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
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