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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sahitya Akademi


How a Sanskrit poet is changing the way we see our traditional texts

June 27, 2021 10:10 am

Rishiraj Pathak, winner of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2020, on making the ancient language accessible to people and being a feminist

Litterateurs demand withdrawal of Gujarat Sahitya Akademi editorial

June 18, 2021 7:20 am

The personalities include artists Gulammohammad Sheikh and Mallika Sarabhai, MLA Jignesh Mevani, sociologist Ghanshyam Shah, economist Indira Hirway, filmmaker Mehul Devkala and activist Nirjhari Sinha.

Marathi writer Nanda Khare refuses Sahitya Akademi award

March 12, 2021 10:08 pm

Nanda Khare has refused to accept the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel "Udya"

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

Sahitya Akademi Award winner Dalip Kaur Tiwana passes away

February 10, 2020 7:27 pm

Dalip Kaur Tiwana had received the Padma Shri in 2004 for Literature and Education, as well as the Sahitya Akademi Award.

Sahitya Akademi awardee Dalip Tiwana critical

January 16, 2020 3:41 am

A revered novelist and story-writer, with her works touching hearts on both sides of border in India and Pakistan, Tiwana was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971 for her novel ‘Eho Hamara Jeewan’.

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

May 16, 2019 12:38 am

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

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

June 28, 2018 11:09 am

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

March 10, 2018 6:31 pm

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