Saraswati Samman

literary honour in India

The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any of the 22 languages of India listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. It is named after an Indian goddess of knowledge and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.The Saraswati Samman was instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation. It consists of Rs 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque. Candidates are selected from literary works published in the previous ten years by a panel that included scholars and former award winners. The inaugural award was given to Harivanshrai 'Bachchan' for his four volume autobiography, Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad Karoon, Needa Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Door and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.
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award received: Saraswati Samman

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Author

S. L. Bhyrappa cover

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S. L. Bhyrappa

Indian writer

works

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Aavarana

book by S. L. Bhyrappa

author: S. L. Bhyrappa

2007

Mandra

book by S. L. Bhyrappa

author: S. L. Bhyrappa

2002

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

Surjit Paatar cover

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Surjit Paatar

Punjabi poet

works

3

Haneray Vich Sulgadi Varnmala

Poetry collection by Surjit Paatar

author: Surjit Paatar

Birkh Arz Kare

book by Surjit Patar

author: Surjit Paatar

2012

Lafzan Di Dargah

book by Surjit Patar

author: Surjit Paatar

2012

Author

Jagannath Prasad Das cover

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Jagannath Prasad Das

Indian (Odia) Writer

Author

Ayyappa Paniker cover

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Ayyappa Paniker

Indian writer

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