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.
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.
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
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.
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.