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Sahitya Akademi: ‘Interested in contemporary Chinese writing that interests young Indians’

Rao, who is in Beijing to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), said contemporary literature in India has taken on new forms like writing poetry in Sanskrit on mobile phones.

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 honour for author who tells tales from the ‘other Nagaland’

Naga author Easterine Kire’s English novel, Son of the Thundercloud, wins the Sahitya Akademi’s children specific award, the Sahitya Bal Puraskar 2018.

Poets Protest

A group of poets write to Sahitya Akademi to withdraw their works from an upcoming anthology

Kannada writer Chandrashekhara Kambara elected Sahitya Akademi president

He has been conferred with the Padma Shri, Kabir Samman and Kalidas Samman, besides being a nominated member of the Karnataka Legislative Council.

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.


Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar: 26 year old gets awarded for his collection of Punjabi poems

Haramanjeet Singh was given the award for his collection of Punjabi poems titled ‘Rani Tatt’.

Family of late Tamil poet rejects award from Sahitya Akademi

Inquilab’s daughter Amina Bharvin said, “His name was on the final list of the Akademi awards at least twice earlier, but he wouldn’t accept it as he didn’t believe in receiving awards from the government or intellectuals.”

Several writers including Nayantara Sahgal to take back Sahitya Akademi award

As many as 35 eminent writers had returned their Sahitya Akademi awards late last year, citing growing tolerance in the country.

Several writers, including Nayantara Sahgal, have agreed to take back awards: Sahitya Akademi

"Sahitya Akademi has started sending back the awards to the writers...It has already been sent to Nayantara Sahgal. Another writer Nand Bhardwaj has also agreed to take back the award," said Sahitya Akademi president.