Sahitya Akademi Awards

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    • Sahitya Akademi, an organisation founded in 1954 for promotion of literature,announced various Awards for 2022.

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    • Sahitya Akademi recognizes 24 Indian languages which includes Rajasthani ,English and 22 languages recognized under the 8th Schedule of the Indian constitution.
    • Sahitya Akademi Award is given to the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Akademi. The first Awards were given in 1955.
    • Sahitya Akademi ‘Yuva Puraskar’ was instituted in 2011, it recognises young writers under the age of 35.
    • Awards for translations of major works in other languages into one of the Indian languages were instituted in 1989.
    • Bhasha Samman Award was instituted in 1996, this is given to writers for significant contribution to Indian languages other than the above 24 major ones and also for contributions to classical and medieval literature.

    Source: TH