Joba Murmu

Joba Murmu is a Santali writer and translator. Her short story collection Olon Baha (The Written Flower, 2014) won the Sahitya Akademi’s award Bal Sahitya Puraskar (Children’s Literature Prize) in 2017. Sereng Anjle (2015) was her translation of Tagore’s Gitanjali. It received an award the following year from the All India Santhali Writers Association. For her services to literature, she was awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Award in 2020. She has also written the script and lyrics of two Santali feature films, Tore Sutam (The Divine Thread, 2015), and Sagen Sakam (The New Leaf, 2018).