Sahitya Akademi Current Affairs - 2020

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld: The youngest author to win International Booker Prize

The Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has become the youngest to win the International Booker Prize. He won the prize for his debut novel “The Discomfort of Evening”. Highlights The author is to share the prize along with the book’s translator Michele Hutchinson. Lucas is the third author to be nominated to the International Booker Read More…

Sahitya Akademi awards announced

On December 18, 2019, Sahitya Akademi announced its awardees for this year. It announced seven books of poetry, six short stories, four novels, three non-fiction books and three essays. Highlights Sashi Tharoor, the former external affairs minister has won the award for his book “An Era of Darkness”. The other awardees include Chinmoy Guha, a Read More…

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar & Yuva Puraskar 2019

Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters has selected a list of 22 writers as recipients of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar for 2019. Key Highlights The Executive Board of Sahitya Akademi under the chairmanship of its President, Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar approved the selection of awardees. Selection Procedure: The awardees were Read More…

Chandrashekhar Kambar elected as President of Sahitya Akademi

Jnanpith recipient and Kannada litetrateur Chandrashekhar Kambar (81) was elected as President of the Sahitya Akademi. He will serve as president of the Akademi for a period of five years. Hindi poet Madhav Kaushik was elected as vice president of the Sahitya Akademi. Kambar won election for Akademi’s top post by beating his rivals Marathi Read More…

Sahitya Akademi confers Bhasha Samman on 4 Scholars

Sahitya Akademi has conferred prestigious ‘Bhasha Samman’ on four scholars for their contribution to classical and medieval literature in various languages. The award will bestowed upon them by the President of the Sahitya Akademi at a special function which will be held later. Recipients of Bhasha Samman K Meenakshi Sundaram: For his contributions to Classical Read More…