Sahitya Akademi

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  • December 31, 2021
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Sahitya Akademi

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Context The Sahitya Akademi announced its awards for 2021 for literary works in 20 languages

Key takeaways 

  • 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

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