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Sahitya Akademi (साहित्य अकादमी) has been set up for the development of Indian literature and to set high literary standards to foster and co-ordinate literary activities in all the Indian languages and to promote through them cultural unity of the country. It is established by the government of India in 1954 at New Delhi. Functions ..

Poetry festival to be celebrated on October 2

Sahitya Akademi is going to organise an all-India poetry festival on October 2, 2021. Key Points Poetry Festival will be organised at Jain College auditorium to mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. Event will also feature a Sahitya Akademi book exhibition. Sahitya Akademi It is National Academy of Letters in India. This ..

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Puthussery Ramachandran passes away

Renowned poet and Malayalam scholar Puthussery Ramachandran recently passed away at the age of 91. He played an instrumental role in making Malayalam getting recognised as a classical language by the union government in 2013. Ramachandran has won several prestigious awards, including the Sahitya Akademi award, the Ezhuthachchan Puraskaaram in 2015, Kerala Sahitya Akademi award ..

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Schemes for promoting Tribal Culture

The various schemes being implemented to promote tribal arts, language, culture and dances were discussed in the Lok Sabha recently. Zonal Cultural Centres: Zonal cultural centres (ZCC) were established by the government, under the Ministry of Culture, to increase awareness about the traditional arts and culture of the different regions. There are 7 ZCC- headquartered ..

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Sahitya Akademi Award 2019

The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honour, which is conferred by India’s National Academy of Letters, Sahitya Akademi annually to writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the 24 listed languages(22 languages as listed under the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution and 2 other languages recognized by ..

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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 ..

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