Sahitya Akademi Award

literary honor in India

The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honour in India, which the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, annually confers on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages (24 languages i.e. English, Rajasthani, and the 22 listed languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution recognised by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.) Established in 1954, the award comprises a plaque and a cash prize of ₹ 1,00,000. The award's purpose is to recognize and promote excellence in Indian writing and also acknowledge new trends. The annual process of selecting awardees runs for the preceding twelve months. The plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi was designed by the Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray. Prior to this, the plaque occasionally was made of marble, but this practice was discontinued because of the excessive weight. During the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965, the plaque was substituted with national savings bonds.
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award received: Sahitya Akademi Award

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Amitav Ghosh

Indian writer

works

14

The Glass Palace

2000 novel by Amitav Ghosh

author: Amitav Ghosh

2000

The Great Derangement

2016 book by Amitav Ghosh

author: Amitav Ghosh

2016

The Calcutta Chromosome

1995 book by Amitav Ghosh

author: Amitav Ghosh

1995

Sea of Poppies

Indian English novel

author: Amitav Ghosh

2008

The Circle of Reason

book by Amitav Ghosh

author: Amitav Ghosh

1986

Author

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Rambhadracharya

Hindu religious leader

works

9

Sribhargavaraghaviyam

Sanskrit epic poem composed by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya

author: Rambhadracharya

2002

Arundhati

Hindi epic poem composed by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya

author: Rambhadracharya

1994

Ashtavakra

Hindi epic poem composed by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya

author: Rambhadracharya

2010

Bhrngadutam

Sanskrit minor poem composed by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya

author: Rambhadracharya

2004

Gitaramayanam

Sanskrit epic poem composed by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya

author: Rambhadracharya

2011

Author

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Jayant Vishnu Narlikar

Indian astrophysicist and writer

Author

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Girish Karnad

Indian playwright

Author

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Sunil Gangopadhyay

Indian Bengali language writer

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