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Title : SAHITYA AKADEMY AWARDS: Prelims Specific Topic

Date : Jan 01, 2022

Description :
  • The Sahitya Akademi Award, which was created in 1954, is a literary honor bestowed annually by India's National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi.
  • Every year, the Akademi bestows 24 awards for literary works written in the languages it recognizes, as well as an equal number of honors on literary translations from and into Indian languages.
  • The Sahitya Akademi has recognized English and Rajasthani as languages in which its curriculum can be executed, in addition to the 22 languages listed in the Indian Constitution.
  • After the Jnanpith prize, the Sahitya Akademi award is the second highest literary honor bestowed by the Indian government.
  • Awardee Selection Criteria:
  • The author must have Indian ancestry.
  • A book or work that is eligible for the award must make a significant contribution to the language and literature of the genre.
  • When two or more works have similar worth, specific factors such as total literary contribution and author standing will be considered when an award is announced.


  • Source à The Hindu à 31/12/21 à Page Number 10

Tags : literature, indian authers

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