SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD

  • Padma Shri awardee Marathi author facing rape charges surrenders April 8, 2013

    Satara: After being on the run for a fortnight, noted Marathi author and Padma Shri awardee Laxman Mane, booked in half a dozen separate rape cases, on Monday surrendered before the police here in western Maharashtra. Mane, who has rejected sexual assault charges levelled against him, went to Satara tehsil...
  • Jeet Thayil among 24 Sahitya Akademi awardees December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: K Satchidanandan, Chadrakant Devtale, Jeet Thayil, Chandana Goswami, Subrata Mukhopadhayay and Jayant Pawar are among writers and poets representing 24 languages who have been honoured with this year's Sahitya Akademi awards. In all, 12 volumes of poetry, six short stories, four novels, an autobiography and a book of criticism...
  • Noted assamese poet Hiren Bhattacharyya passes away July 4, 2012

    Guwahati: Noted Assamese poet and Sahitya Akademi award winner Hiren Bhattacharyya passed away this morning at a private hospital in the city after prolonged illness. Bhattacharyya(80), popularly known as 'Hiru Da', passed away at Dispur Hospital at around 11.30 am, hospital sources said. He was admitted to the hospital for the past...
  • Guha among 22 awarded Sahitya Akademi Awards February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Historian Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi and novels and essays by Gopalakrishna Pai, Kashinath Singh and Manik Sitaram Godghate alias Grace are among 22 books which were awarded prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards for this year. Eight books of poetry, seven novels, three essays and one each short story,...
  • Shefaie first Kashmiri woman to get Akademi awards December 22, 2011

    Srinagar: Noted Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie has been chosen for this year's Sahitya Akademi awards for her poetic collection, becoming the first Kashmiri woman to get the prestigious literary award. Her poetic collection titled 'Na Thsay Na Aks' (Neither shadow nor reflection) has been listed for this year's Sahitya Akademi Award...
  • 16 litterateurs chosen for Sahitya Akademi awards December 22, 2010

    New Delhi: A travelogue by former Union Minister M P Veerendrakumar along with 15 other works of literature by various authors have been selected for this year's Sahitya Akademi awards. The awards were recommended by distinguished jury members representing 22 Indian languages and approved by the executive board of the...