Sahitya Akademi Awards

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News:Sahitya Akademi has announced the names of 25 writers as winners for 2019 edition of the Sahitya Akademi Awards.

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About Sahitya Akademi Awards:

  • Sahitya Akademi award was established in 1954.It is a literary honour that is conferred annually by Sahitya Akademi,India‚Äôs National Academy of letters.
  • The award is presented to the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the twenty-four major Indian languages recognized by the Akademi (including English).
  • The Sahitya Akademi award is the second highest literary honour by the Government of India, after Jnanpith award.
  • The award is presented in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh.

Additional information:

About Jnanpith Award: 

  • The Jnanpith Award is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their outstanding contribution towards literature.
  • The award was Instituted in 1961.It is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English with no posthumous conferral.