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Feb 13, 2018
Sahitya Akademi Award presented to 23 writers; Malayalam author KP Ramanunni donates prize moneyWritten in 23 languages including English, Bodo, Telugu, Hindi and Punjabi, most of the awarded books at the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 found society and social issues as the central theme.
Dec 22, 2017
Late Tamil poet Inqulab's family declines to accept Sahitya Akademi awardInqulab's son said that their father would have declined the award himself, and that accepting it would amount to insulting him
Nov 03, 2017
Krishna Sobti to be honoured with Jnanpith Award for her contribution to Hindi literatureKrishna Sobti was conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 1980 for Zindaginama.
Oct 26, 2017
Nayantara Sahgal returning Sahitya award reflects 'stand against fundamentalism', says UNA UN monitor for cultural rights has hailed writer Nayantara Sahgal returning her Sahitya Akademi award two years ago as an example of women artistes "calling out fundamentalism and extremism".
Jun 12, 2017
C Narayana Reddy, Jnanpith awardee and renowned Telugu poet, passes away at 85C Narayana Reddy received the Jnanpith award in 1988 for his magnup opus Visvambara.
Feb 27, 2017
Jerry Pinto receives Sahitya Akademi Award; urges writers to protect truth in acceptance speechMumbai-based novelist Jerry Pinto, who was one of the 24 recipients of the 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award, argued the role of authors in the wake of rising debate between nationalism and freedom of speech in India
Feb 22, 2017
Sahitya Akademi awards presented to 24 authors at Festival of LettersTwenty-four eminent authors writing in as many Indian languages were on Wednesday conferred the Sahitya Akademi awards at the annual 'Festival of Letters'.
Dec 21, 2016
Vannadasan, Jerry Pinto, Nasira Sharma among 24 authors named for Sahitya Akademi awardNoted Tamil writer Vannadasan, English novelist Jerry Pinto and Hindi author Nasira Sharma were among the 24 authors named for the Sahitya Akademi Award 2016.
Sep 11, 2016
A colonial era law was used against Urdu writer Rahman Abbas; 10 years later, he's finally freeHaving battled obscenity charges against his 2004 novel Nakhlistan Ki Talash for 0 yars, Rahman Abbas was finally acquitted by a Mumbai court in August 2016. He looks back over his long battle
Dec 23, 2015
Delhi HC seeks Centre's reply on plea claiming award wapsi 'tarnishing India's image'The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking a direction to frame guidelines that if Sahitya Akademi awardees return their awards, they should also return the prize money and royalties they may have earned through sale of their books.