January 19, 2020 8:02 am
Konkani poet Neelba Khandekar on the controversy over his Sahitya Akademi-winning volume of poetry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
November 05, 2015 4:41 pm
Calling it a cheap stunt, the actress told The Indian Express.com, "It is deplorable. Rejecting a honour that has been bestowed upon you by the nation is not right. It's not acceptable."
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.