Part of: Prelims and GS-I Culture
Context The Sahitya Akademi announced its awards for 2021 for literary works in 20 languages
- Literary critic D.S. Nagabhushan has been awarded the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for 2021 for his work Gandhi Kathana, biography of Mahatma Gandhi
- 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).
- Sahitya Akademi award is the second highest literary honour by the Government of India, after Jananpith award.
- The Award in the form of an engraved copper-plaque, and cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-
- The author must be of Indian Nationality.
- Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray is the designer of the plaque awarded by the Sahitya Akademi