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 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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Author

Sunetra Gupta

Indian novelist and epidemiologist

works

7

Memories of Rain

novel by Sunetra Gupta

author: Sunetra Gupta

A sin of colour

author: Sunetra Gupta

Memories of Rain

author: Sunetra Gupta

So good in black

author: Sunetra Gupta

Author

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M. T. Vasudevan Nair

Indian author, screenplay writer and film director.

works

7

Asuravithu

book by M. T. Vasudevan Nair

author: M. T. Vasudevan Nair

1962

Randamoozham

book by M. T. Vasudevan Nair

author: M. T. Vasudevan Nair
illustrator: Namboothiri

1984

Manju (novel)

book by M. T. Vasudevan Nair

author: M. T. Vasudevan Nair

1964

Kaalam

novel by M. T. Vasudevan Nair

author: M. T. Vasudevan Nair

1970

Naalukettu

Malayalam novel written by M. T. Vasudevan Nair

author: M. T. Vasudevan Nair

1958

Author

A. K. Ramanujan cover

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A. K. Ramanujan

Indian linguist

Author

Ayyappa Paniker cover

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Ayyappa Paniker

Indian writer

Author

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Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Indian poet

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