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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Author Nand Bhardwaj to take back Akademi award

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

Sustainable development can’t be achieved if diversity not allowed to breathe: Ganesh Devy

Imposition of homogeneity on diversity threat to society, says author who has returned Sahitya Akademi award

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

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."

‘Pseudo-Hindutva the worst thing for the country’

Playwright and theatre director Atamjit Singh was the first writer from Punjab to give back his Sahitya Akademi Award in protest against the Dadri lynching and killing of Kannada author M M Kalburgi.

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Writer Ashok Vajpeyi to return D.Litt on Dalit suicide

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.

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