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Sahitya Akademi award


'Poetry, for me, is an archive of social relations'

January 19, 2020 8:02 am

Konkani poet Neelba Khandekar on the controversy over his Sahitya Akademi-winning volume of poetry.

Mumbai: Marketing professional, forest guard win Sahitya awards

June 16, 2019 1:42 am

The Sahitya Akademi made the announcement in New Delhi on Friday. The awards have been declared for 23 languages.

Assam: Tea garden poet and Bodo author among winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018

December 06, 2018 9:41 pm

On December 5, in a press release, the Sahitya Akademi announced its list of winners for 2018. Among them are Sananta Tanti, a poet from Assam's tea garden community and Rituraj Basumatary of the Bodo tribe.

Sahitya Akademi announces winners in 24 languages

December 06, 2018 3:02 pm

The awards relate to books first published during the five years immediately preceding the year of award, between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016.

Upset by legal wrangle, Sahitya Akademi winner Aniruddhan Vasudevan declines award

January 31, 2018 3:19 am

Vasudevan had been recognised for his work on One Part Woman, translation of Perumal Murugan’s Tamil novel Mathorubhagan, which had sparked massive protests in 2014 by Hindu caste-based and religious groups, who later filed a petition in Madras HC against the Sahitya Akademi award to Vasudevan.

Gained in Translation: Me, according to myself

January 07, 2018 1:25 am

When I was young and starting out as a writer, I lived off the earnings from my writing for several years. I never tried to get a job because I thought it would interfere with my writing.

Jharkhand: Govt finds nothing objectionable in Santhal writer's book, ban could be lifted

December 14, 2017 2:29 am

The matter had been raised by the BJP alleging that content of a story in Hansda's book had passages which talked about Santhal women in derogatory terms.

Whither India's culture? The curious silence at the top

May 24, 2017 6:52 pm

Why hasn't the Sahitya Akademi, which gloriously calls itself India's National Academy of Letters, spoken a word against Paresh Rawal's tweet?

Author Nand Bhardwaj to take back Akademi award

January 24, 2016 11:46 am

Bhardwaj was the first author from Rajasthan to return his award along with the prize money of Rs 50,000.

Hema Malini slams filmmakers for returning National Awards; calls it politically motivated

November 05, 2015 4:41 pm

Calling it a cheap stunt, the actress told The Indian, "It is deplorable. Rejecting a honour that has been bestowed upon you by the nation is not right. It's not acceptable."


Writer Ashok Vajpeyi to return D.Litt on Dalit suicide

January 20, 2016 8:11 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The 'Award Wapsi' trend returned with writer Ashok Vajpeyi deciding to return his D. Litt honour conferred on him by the Hyderabad University as a mark of protest against the university's attitude towards the Dalit scholar's suicide. Vajpeyi added that under present circumstances, he doesn’t think he can associate with the Hyderabad University. Earlier, he had returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the murder of renowned writer M.M. Kalburgi.