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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Sahitya Akademi


Ambassador of Urdu, cherished in India and Pakistan alike, Gopi Chand Narang passes away at 91

June 18, 2022 1:41 am

His passing at his son’s residence in Charlotte, US, at 91, is a moment that the admirers and scholars of Urdu - a language that Narang so loved, taught and critically analysed - will lament for decades to come

Gopi Chand Narang, the Renaissance Man of Urdu, passes away

June 16, 2022 12:04 pm

He worked extensively on explaining and analysing the works of Ghalib, Mir Taqi Mir and later Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Firaq Gorakhpuri beyond thematic and typical writings, penned about 60 books in his career and made every attempt to keep the language beyond communalism

English translation of Sahitya Akademi winner 'Rohzin' to release next month

April 29, 2022 7:52 pm

The novel's protagonist, Asrar, comes to Mumbai, and through his eyes, the author describes the hitherto-unknown aspects of Mumbai -- unseen colours and secrets of the city's underbelly. It is also the story of two lovers Asrar and Hina, which begins abruptly and ends tragically

Delhi Rewind: How Sahitya Akademi found its name, purpose, and Nehru as first president

March 08, 2022 12:47 pm

“Sahitya Akademi held a place of pride in the world of Indian literature. There was no comparable institution at that time,” said Satchidanandan. “Every Indian writer wanted to be connected to it in some way or the other.”

Author Namita Gokhale, TMC MLA Bratya Basu among 20 winners of Sahitya Akademi Award 2021

December 31, 2021 11:48 am

The annual awards, given in 20 Indian languages, included seven books of poetry, two novels, five short stories, two plays, one book each of biography, autobiography, criticism and epic poetry.

Sahitya Akademi announces winners of Yuva Puraskar, Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021

December 31, 2021 10:35 am

The Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2021 will be given for nine books of poetry, five novels, six short stories and one each of essays and play

Farooq, Omar Abdullah express grief over demise of Sahitya Akademi awardee Aziz Hajini

September 13, 2021 12:13 pm

Hajini, who hailed from Hajin Sonawari area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district, held several positions in academic and literary circles.

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"