Sahitya Akademi Award 2014 Current Affairs - 2020

Eminent Sanskrit scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi named for Sahitya Akademi Award 2014

Eminent Sanskrit scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi has been conferred with prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2014 for Sanskrit language.

He was chosen for his work Kanakalochanaha- a collection of 16 short-stories based upon various social issues eroding the system.

His book was selected by a three-member jury of the Sahitya Akademi.

Mr Diwedi is Sanskrit teacher and has been teaching in various universities for more than three decades.


Earlier in December 2014, Sahitya Akademi had announced names of 22 poets and authors for prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2014. But they had not announced the winners of Manipuri and Sanskrit language.

About Sahitya Akademi Award

  • Sahitya Akademi Award (साहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार) is conferred on writers of outstanding works in one of the twenty-four major Indian languages.
  • 24 major Indian languages are– Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthan, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
  • The award consists of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of 1 Lakh rupees.

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Sahitya Akademi 2014 awardee, Konkani Writer Madhavi Sardesai passes away

Eminent Konkani writer, critic and linguist Dr. Madhavi Sardesai passed away on 22nd December 2014. She was 52 years old.

She was the recipient of recently announced Sahitya Akademi award 2014 for her book ‘Manthan’ an anthology, of critical essays in Konkani language.

About Dr. Madhavi Sardesai

  • She was well-known scholar, publisher and writer who worked mainly in the Konkani language and was niece of Gyanpeeth Awardee Konkani writer Ravindra Kelekar.
  • Currently, she was head of Goa University’s Konkani Department where she was professor since 1992.
  • She was also the Executive Editor of the Jaag monthly and been its editor since August 2007.
  • Awards: She had received Sahitya Akademi Award for translation of her book ‘‘Eka Vicharachi Jivit Katha’ on Gandhi’s Life.
  • Contribution to Konkani: Bhaasaabhaas-1993, Eka Vicharachi Jivit Katha (Eternal Story of a Thought)-1993, Mankullo Raj Kunvor a translation of the children’s novelette (The Little Prince) from French into Konkani. She also  had contributed to poems, essays, short-stories, research papers on the Konkani language, literature and linguistics.

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