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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1917 was awarded to Karl Gjellerup "for his varied and rich poetry, which is inspired by lofty ideals".

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The Pilgrim Kamanita (Pilgrimen Kamanita)

Denmark won the first Nobel Prize in Literature in 1917 and it was shared by two Danes - Karl Gjellerup & Henrik Pontopidan. I like and recommend Gjellerup's ' The Pilgrim Kamanita' - which happens to be one of the earliest English translated works of this author. The story of this novel has a special appeal for the Indians because the scene is laid on the banks of the Ganges. The PILGRIMAGE is the journey of Kamanita, the son of a wealthy Kashmiri merchant who sends his son (Kamanita) to the court of king Udena of Kosambi on a business assignment. The story is a mix of mysticism & esoteric philosophy. The book showcases Gjellerup's keen intelligence and capacity to grasp intricate matters with ease.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
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