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Sahitya Akademi award


Padma Sachdev's love for her mother tongue shone through her poetry and prose

August 06, 2021 10:21 am

As a young girl she would sing folk songs, and secretly add new couplets to them as an experiment. She credited the rhythmic quality of her poems to her understanding of Sanskrit chants.

Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awards announced, S Hareesh's 'Meesha' wins best Novel award

February 16, 2021 11:15 am

The fellowships carry a cash award of Rs 50,000, a two sovereign gold locket, a citation and a certificate. The awards carry a prize money of Rs 25,000, a citation and a certificate.

Bengali poet Alokeranjan Dasgupta passes away; Mamata Banerjee expresses grief

November 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Born on October 6, 1933, in Kolkata, he studied at Visva-Bharati in Shantiniketan, and then at St Xavier's College. He obtained a PhD for his studies on lyrics in Indian poetry from the University of Calcutta

'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.


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.