Sahitya Akademi Award

literary honor in India

The Sahitya Academy 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, including the 22 listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, along with English and Rajasthani) 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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Author

R. K. Narayan

writer of Indian english literature

works

29

Grandmother's Tale

book by R. K. Narayan

author: R. K. Narayan
illustrator: R. K. Laxman

1992

Talkative Man

novel by R. K. Narayan

author: R. K. Narayan

1986

A Tiger for Malgudi

novel by Indian author R.K. Narayan

author: R. K. Narayan

1983

A Writer's Nightmare

collection of essays by R. K. Narayan

author: R. K. Narayan

1988

The World of Nagaraj

novel by Indian author R.K. Narayan

author: R. K. Narayan

1990

Author

S. L. Bhyrappa cover

photo credits: Uday Shankar - PD-author

S. L. Bhyrappa

Indian writer

works

23

Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane

book by S. L. Bhyrappa

author: S. L. Bhyrappa

1968

Aavarana

book by S. L. Bhyrappa

author: S. L. Bhyrappa

2007

Parva

novel

author: S. L. Bhyrappa

1979

Bheemakaaya

book by S. L. Bhyrappa

author: S. L. Bhyrappa

1952

Matadana

book by S. L. Bhyrappa

author: S. L. Bhyrappa

1965

Author

Amitav Ghosh

Indian writer

Author

Mulk Raj Anand cover

photo credits: English Wikipedia

Mulk Raj Anand

Indian English writer

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