The Kannada version of Gifted, the book on the inspirational lives of people with disability, that was co-authored by Sudha Menon with V.R.Ferose, has just bagged a prestigious award from the Karanataka Sahitya Academy. The Kannada version of the book, translated by writers R. Manikant and Natesh Babu, was published in 2016 and won the prestigious award for 2017, announced by the academy.
“The people I met during the writing of Gifted taught me that it is possible to have a rainbow- coloured view of the world, even if you can’t see. It is possible to run, jump with joy and conquer the world, even if you can’t use your legs. It is possible to paint a large canvas of possibilities for yourself, even if you don’t have your arm. It is possible to listen and speak with your heart, even if you can’t speak or hear”, says Sudha Menon.